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ERIC Number: ED411882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Lifelong Learning and Vision 2020 in Malaysia.
Leong, Yip Kai
The Malaysian government has adopted the creation of a fully developed economy by the year 2020 as a principal goal, emphasizing that the development should be economic, political, social, spiritual, psychological, and cultural. In order to develop the necessary human resource base to reach this goal, the country must strengthen the teaching of mathematics, science, and English in its higher education system, establish entrepreneurial and management development programs, and train its workforce with the latest industrial processes. Education in Malaysia is, in fact, changing very rapidly, responding to the emerging focus on lifelong learning; the growing emphasis on learning, as opposed to teaching; and the development of new delivery systems. With respect to elementary and secondary education, the country has shifted its focus on the provision of basic education for all to the provision of quality education for all in the 21st century, developing new principles and integrating education at all levels of schooling. Changes are also being made in the nation's higher education and training systems, such as 1996 legislation that permits the establishment of private universities and branch campuses of foreign universities and efforts to provide financial assistance to students. Finally, in the non-formal educational sector, there is an increased emphasis on human resource updating and meeting individual and business needs for job advancement and higher wages. (BCY)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia