Malaysia

Towards Quality Education

V. Shuman, Rozanna Latiff, Yiswaree Palansamy, Eunice Au, Punitha Kumar, Akil Yunua and Lavanya Ling, New Straits Times (September 12, 2012)

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a blueprint to transform its education system through 11 educational shifts, to be implemented in three “waves,” from 2012 to 2025, to attain educational access, quality, equity, unity and efficiency. Wave 1 (2012-2015) will focus on turning around the system by supporting teachers and focusing on core skills, while Wave 2 (2016-2020) will focus on accelerating system improvements.  Wave 3, from 2021-2025, will move the system towards excellence coupled with increased flexibility in operations.  To ensure that implementation is on track, annual progress reports will be published. Initiatives include reworking the primary and secondary school curricula to ensure students will learn to apply new knowledge to unfamiliar contexts. Vocational education will also be given a greater focus, and new evaluation frameworks will be put in place to weed out “under-performing teachers.”

For more information:

‘Blueprint to address flaws in education system’

Malaysia Plans New Education Requirements

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