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Article Number - 1C099231888


Vol.3(1), pp. 20-31 , January 2012
DOI: 10.5897/JLC11.025
ISSN: 2141-6540



Full Length Research Paper

Malaysian educational policy for national integration: Contested terrain of multiple aspirations in a multicultural nation


Hazri Jamil1 and Santhiram R. Raman2*




 

1School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

2Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, Gadong BE 1410,

 Brunei, Darussalam.


Email: drsanthiram@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 07 December 2011  Published: 30 January 2012

Copyright © 2012 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

This article discusses multiple perceptions and views about policy in Malaysian education policy which aims for achieving national integration in a multicultural setting. The discussion in this article is based on the policy research about Malaysian education policy and ethnicity issues that continue to be an important aspect in Malaysian education policy process aimed at achieving integration through the education means. Using a quasi-historical and a qualitative research approach, eleven Malaysian participants across different ethnic and professional backgrounds who have been involved directly and indirectly in the production of Malaysian education policy were interviewed using semi-structured interview method. Based on the interview data gained from the interview with these individuals, this research shows that Malaysian plural society remains in a contested landscape in ideology and aspiration of building a united and harmonious Malaysian nation.

 

Key words: Educational policy, ethnicity, ethnic arithmetic, national integration


APA (2012). Malaysian educational policy for national integration: Contested terrain of multiple aspirations in a multicultural nation. Journal of Languages and Culture, 3(1), 20-31.
Chicago Hazri Jamil and Santhiram R. Raman. "Malaysian educational policy for national integration: Contested terrain of multiple aspirations in a multicultural nation." Journal of Languages and Culture 3, no. 1 (2012): 20-31.
MLA Hazri Jamil and Santhiram R. Raman. "Malaysian educational policy for national integration: Contested terrain of multiple aspirations in a multicultural nation." Journal of Languages and Culture 3.1 (2012): 20-31.
   
DOI 10.5897/JLC11.025
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JLC/article-abstract/1C099231888

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