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ERIC Number: ED464406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Education Reforms in Malaysia.
Yunus, Aida Suraya Muhammad
Malaysia's agenda in the late 1990s involved making the transition from an industrial economy to a knowledge-based economy. Thus, the more traditional purpose of education, that is, to produce an educated person, needs to be reevaluated. If the nation's Vision 2020 is to become a reality, the educational program needs to make a fundamental shift toward creating a more technologically literate and thinking workforce. The education culture must be transformed from one that is memory-based to one that produces an informed, thinking, creative, and caring generation. This paper discusses some of the reforms in the 1990s that Malaysia has undertaken to improve the quality of education. Among the reforms described are the new primary and secondary curricula. Focusing mainly on secondary education, the setting up of different types of schools, changes in assessment methods, and exemplary projects undertaken by the Ministry of Education are highlighted. A brief overview of the expansion and privatization of higher education is also presented. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia