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ERIC Number: EJ1056160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Ethical Issues in the Malaysian Education System
Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n5 p440-454 2015
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country in which the government gives preferential treatment in education, employment, and ownership to its majority ethnic group: Bumiputera. However, affirmative action policies in the current Malaysian context should work according to John Rawls' Theory of Justice by being based on income rather than ethnicity. Certainly Malaysian Government should be praised for giving freedom to the Chinese and Indians to select their preferred school and this is partly consistent with Amartya Sen's view of freedom; however this article argues that these communities are apparently given constraint freedom of choice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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