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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Marsani, Fatin Najwa Amelia; Jaganathan, Paramaswari; Karupiah, Premalatha; Abdullah, Ahmad Sofwan Nathan – English Language Teaching, 2017
As a multi ethnic country, Malaysia consists of three major ethnic groups mainly Malays, Chinese, and Indians with unity as its building block. Although education is seen as the best medium for the three major ethnic groups to work together, contemporary research shows that there is lack of intercultural understanding among these three ethnic…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Pluralism
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Awang-Hashim, Rosna; Thaliah, Rajaletchumi; Kaur, Amrita – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2017
Purpose: The cross-cultural significance of autonomy within self-determination theory is divisive on universal significance. This paper aims to report a sequential exploratory mixed methods study conducted to construct and validate a scale to investigate how, in Malaysian context, the construct of autonomy is conceptualized in comparison with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Teacher Characteristics, Likert Scales
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Melson, Elniee; Bridle, Christopher; Markham, Wolfgang – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the process evaluation of a pilot randomised control trial of an anti-smoking intervention for Malaysian 13-14-year olds, conducted in 2011/2012. It was hypothesised that trained peer supporters would promote non-smoking among classmates through informal conversations. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Intervention
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Balakrishnan, Vishalache; Narvaez, Darcia – Cogent Education, 2016
In an effort to contribute to contemporary debates about alternative ways of teaching moral education, this qualitative study explored moral dilemmas identified by young adolescents and how they made moral choices to resolve the dilemmas. Data were gathered for textual analysis through a modified framework of participatory action research using…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Cultural Pluralism, Sociocultural Patterns, Interviews
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Pishol, Shahida; Kaur, Sarjit – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2015
Purpose: This article reports on the practical application of Learning Elements advocated by the multiliteracies approach to classroom practice. Its ideas are grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogical principles of teaching and learning that address issues on literacy and learning in today's globalised world. The main objective of this study was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes