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Facilitating the construction of shared Malaysian identity the teaching of literature

Idrus, Faizah (2012) Facilitating the construction of shared Malaysian identity the teaching of literature. In: Seminar Majlis Dekan-Dekan Pendidikan IPTA, 7-9 October 2012, Johor Bahru. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In Malaysia, ethnic and cultural tension and conflicts have escalated in the past years bringing undesirable impacts on the nation’s economy and, most importantly, on inter-ethnic relationships. Thus, this study proposes the need to construct a shared Malaysian identity, starting from the classroom, which is facilitated by teachers through the use of short stories written by Malaysians. The study is grounded in the notion of hybridity in the Third Space espoused by Bhabha (1994) and ameliorated and geared towards the classroom context by the works of Gutierrez (1999, 2004, 2008). The inquiry was designed using primarily qualitative research instruments with 7 English Language teachers, and group interviews with 6 groups of students from 4 different schools in Kuala Lumpur. The findings from the analyses of the results show various attitudes, beliefs and teaching and practices in the English language classroom in response to the notion of constructing a shared identity in the Third Space.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3048/26099
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identity Construction, The Third Space, Hybridity, Literature Teaching, Short Stories
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr. Faizah Idrus
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2012 17:27
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2012 17:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26099

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