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Albury, Nathan John – Applied Linguistics, 2020
This article shows, with Malaysia as a case study, that an ethnonationalist language policy need not have disempowering consequences for minorities. Malaysia politicizes ethnic difference between Malaysians of Malay, Chinese, and Indian descent. Ethnic Malays enjoy economic concessions unavailable to others, law defines Malaysia as Islamic and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Planning, Indians, Folk Culture
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Jiar, Yeo Kee; Handayani, Lina; Xi, Lu – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2014
People with Down Syndrome (PWDS) experience cognitive delays indicated by difficulties with cognition, long-term memory and non-verbal problem solving skills. PWDS have specific speech and language impairments which affect all aspects of development. Some children develop difficult behaviors which cause family stress and affect social and…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Government Role
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Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Mey, See Ching; Eng, Tan Kok; Othman, Rosly; Omar, Ahmad Fairuz – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2013
Transition services are required by law for students with disabilities in many developed countries. In Malaysia, however, there is still no specific legislation mandating that school-to-work transition planning and services be provided to students with disabilities. This study investigated the state of the transition services provided by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Tie, Fatt Hee – Education and Urban Society, 2014
This study investigates the legal literacy of urban public school administrators in Malaysia. Data were collected from 109 school administrators. The instrument that was administered to the respondents comprised two parts: Part 1, the background information of the respondents; and Part 2, items on the law related to schools, such as teachers' duty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Principals
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Turner, Jason James; Amirnuddin, Puteri Sofia; Singh, Harmahinder Singh Iqbal – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2019
Purpose: The objective of this study was to examine the role of legal learning space in a Malaysian university and how this space impacts on law students' preparation for the employment market. This study comes in response to the issue of inexperienced graduates, who lack appropriate employability skills for the world of work, commonly referred to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Law Students, Employment Potential, Job Skills
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Jain, Jasmine; Abdullah, Nabilah; Lim, Beh Kian – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study was grounded on the ultimate goal of science education in Malaysia, which is to produce individuals who are scientifically literate. The study specifically aimed to probe how research participants conceptualize the relationship between scientific theory and law. Guided by the phenomenographic structure of awareness as the methodological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles
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Nawi, Mohd Aliff Mohd; Hamzah, Mohd Isa – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Fatwa institutions play an important role to disseminate information about the fatwa decision that has been discussed. Fatwa is decided will be a guide and reference to the Muslims for dismantling all the problems related to religious law in everyday life. The purpose of this paper to discuss the integration method fatwa information using a mobile…
Descriptors: Islamic Culture, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Religious Factors
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Sirat, Morshidi; Ahmad, Abdul Razak; Azman, Norzaini – Higher Education Policy, 2012
This paper examines the nature of the leadership crisis in Malaysia's public universities. Our main concern is about the leadership at the top levels of university management, and the administrative hierarchy as perceived by both outsiders and insiders. Critics have lamented that Malaysia lacks people with international stature to lead its public…
Descriptors: College Administration, Public Colleges, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
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Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Hill, Christopher; Leong, Yin-Ching – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2016
Since gaining independence in 1957, the Federation of Malaya and now Malaysia has implemented education policies to broaden access, to unify an ethnically diverse population through a common curriculum and language, to enable the disadvantaged to catch up through affirmative action, and to build human capital as the country seeks to become an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Educational Objectives
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Nurdin, Encep Syarief – International Education Studies, 2015
Each country has different policies on the implementation of Civic Education. As an independent country, Indonesia administers Civic Education separately through a special subject under the name "citizenship education", while other countries, such as Malaysia, integrate this form of education into other subjects. The policies on Civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Developing Nations
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Samuri, Mohd Al-Adib; Wahab, Norazla Abdul; Kusrin, Zuliza Mohd; Muda, Mohd Zamro; Manap, Norhoneydayatie Abdul – International Education Studies, 2013
One of the issues that often circulates among newly recruited Sharia lawyers is the lack of the required capability or aptitude to be a Sharia counsel, especially when conducting legal counseling with clients. The Department of Sharia law, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), must play an important role in preparing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Religious Factors, Counselor Client Relationship
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DiMatteo, Larry A.; Maurer, Virginia G. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
This article presents a case study that engages students on the legal and ethical issues of doing business abroad. It explores the scenario of direct foreign investment by an American company in a less developed country. This development imbalance necessarily implicates issues of ethical relativism and home-host country standards. Students are…
Descriptors: International Trade, Ethics, Business Administration Education, Law Related Education
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Halim, Lilia; Dahlan, Fathiyah; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Science Education International, 2012
In view of the current debate in Malaysia about the teaching of science and mathematics in English, a qualitative study was undertaken involving a purposeful sampling of three non-physics teachers to ascertain how well equipped they were with the necessary pedagogical content knowledge relating to the teaching of the topic of "heat…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Strategies, Second Language Learning, Physics
Fah, Lay Yoon; Hoon, Khoo Chwee – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011
Science education in Malaysia nurtures a science and technology culture by focusing on the development of individuals who are competitive, dynamic, robust, resilient and able to master scientific knowledge and technological competency. To this end, the science curriculum in Malaysia gives conscious emphasis to the acquisition of scientific skills…
Descriptors: Creativity, Investigations, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Principles
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Alias, Norlidah; DeWitt, Dorothy; Siraj, Saedah – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
In this study, the PTEchLS WebQuest on Gas Laws was evaluated. It was designed for Form Four students with active learning styles. The focus of the evaluation was on the usability and effectiveness of the PTechLS WebQuest. Data were collected from interviews and students' achievement scores. Two teachers and eight students volunteered to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Active Learning, Secondary School Science
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