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ERIC Number: ED439518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling from the Perspective of a Group of Female Students.
Ismail, Maznah
Since Malaysian school children spend a considerable portion of their lives in school, whether in activities arranged for them, or interacting with peers, there is a great deal to learn about their perceptions of schooling and classroom experiences. This paper discusses the meaning of schooling to these students, particularly, how all these school experiences relate to the students' understanding of themselves and their development. This information can provide useful feedback about the teachers' instructional strategies, and the degree of agreement or lack thereof between students' interpretation of teachers' instructional behaviors and what teachers really intend. Students between the ages of 13 and 15 years from three schools wrote essays on the meaning of schooling. Three hundred essays were randomly selected for analysis, of which 100 essays written by female students were analyzed. Knowledge (getting an education) and social (friendships) themes were frequently mentioned. Schooling played an important role in instilling positive moral values, self-confidence, and self-discipline. Insights about stress and examinations are also provided. (Contains 15 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia