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The construction of the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI): a large scale assessment initiative

Othman, Joharry and Borhan, Lihanna and Abdullah, Nabilah and W. Jaafar, W. Marzuki and Noah, Sidek M. and Ahmad , Jamaluddin and Sulaiman, Tajularipin and Abdul Karim, Abdul Malek and Ibrahim, Sapon and Ab. Hadi, Mohd Yusop and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Malik and Syed Mansor, Syed Mohamed Shafeq and Salamuddin, Norlena and Harun, Mohd Taib and Mohamed, Zulkifli and Ghazali, Munirah (2008) The construction of the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI): a large scale assessment initiative. Asian Journal of University Education, 4 (1). pp. 113-126. ISSN 1823-7797

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    Abstract

    The crucial role that teachers and schools play in the development of a nation’s human resource is undeniable. In Malaysia, teaching has always been perceived as a financially secure and relatively easy job by many, resulting in mass application for entry into teacher education programmes. Many of those who aspire and opto to go into the teaching profession however do so regardless of their personal interests, potential, and values. Pursuing a program that does not fit a person’s personality and interest – despite initially having good academic credentials and excellent co-curricular involvement in school – may result in unsatisfactory academic performance, frustration, change of program and even withdrawal at college level. Hence, in the quest for selecting suitable teacher trainee candidates, a psychometrically sound instrument known as the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI) was developed as a screening measure to filter the large number of teacher hopefuls. This paper specifically describes the theoretical basis and the constructs of the instrument developed.

    Item Type: Article (Journal)
    Additional Information: 802/26936
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Teacher education programmes, Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
    Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Institute of Education (INSTED)
    Depositing User: Dr Joharry Othman
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 16:47
    Last Modified: 09 Jul 2013 16:47
    URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26936

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