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ERIC Number: EJ1100011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Educating the Orang Asli Children: Exploring Indigenous Children's Practices and Experiences in Schools
Renganathan, Sumathi
Journal of Educational Research, v109 n3 p275-285 2016
The author is concerned with the education available for the Orang Asli, an indigenous minority community in Malaysia. Literature written about Orang Asli and education mostly assumes a deficit perspective where the lack of educational achievement among the Orang Asli children is often attributed to their culture and community. Therefore, rather than taking a perspective that Orang Asli students perform poorly in schools because of their own personal failure attributed to their culture and community, the author explores and analyses schooling experiences of the Orang Asli children to investigate the roles and responsibilities of schools to provide the necessary support for successful educational outcomes for these children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A