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Teacher effectiveness: the beliefs of effective Bahasa Melayu teachers


Konting, Mohd Majid (1998) Teacher effectiveness: the beliefs of effective Bahasa Melayu teachers. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 6 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


Beliefs play a m~or role in the way teachers respond to an educational innovation such as the Integrated Curriculum for Secondary Schools (KBSM) in Malaysia. This paper gives an account of the effective teachers' perceptions of the notion of teacher effectiveness based on the teachers' theoretical understanding and their classroom practices. Twelve Bahasa Melayu teachers who were identified as effective in their teaching by the education authorities were studied through a semi-structured questionnaire which was later clarified through interviews. The results indicated that some of their beliefs are not parallel with those recommended and expected by the KBSM. This paper suggests that there is a need to consider teachers' beliefs in the planning and implementation of meaningful teacher education programmes.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Teachers' beliefs; Teacher effectiveness; Bahasa Melayu teachers; Teacher education; Secondary school curriculum
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 06:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 08:23
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/3209
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