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Rapid English Language Courseware for the New Primary School Curriculum: An Evaluation


Tan, Bee Hoon (1994) Rapid English Language Courseware for the New Primary School Curriculum: An Evaluation. Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.


When the Ministry of Education of Malaysia launched the Learning- With-Computers Project in 1989, concerned educators felt that there was an acute shortage of local curriculum-related courseware. At this juncture, a pioneer courseware company, produced its first New Primary School Curriculum (NPSC) series, popularly known as RAPID Educational Courseware. The series comprises three major subjects : Bahasa Malaysia, English Language and Mathematics. Because the courseware was new, it was not clear to what extent it confonns to the instructional goals and objectives of the NPSC. It was also not known whether students who used the courseware acquired better skills than those who did not. In view of the urgency to provide such feedback, this evaluation study, which focussed on one major subject i.e. English Language, was conducted. The study aims to suggest guidelines for overall improvement of the design and use of the RAPID English Language Courseware (abbreviated RELC (NPSC)); henceforth indirectly encouraging the production of better courseware. The study employed both formal and informal evaluation. The latter focussed on content and design analysis of the courseware, and the former involved an effectiveness experiment which compared the language improvement of two groups of primary students. One group used the RELC (NPSC) in the computer laboratory, and another followed the tuition class.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: English language - Computer-assisted instruction - Curricula - Case studies
Subject: Education - Malaysia - Data processing - Curricula - Case studies
Call Number: FPP 1994 6
Chairman Supervisor: Dr. Mohd. Zain Mohd. Ali
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Depositing User: Nurul Hayatie Hashim
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2010 09:19
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 09:20
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/8899
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