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Providing Access to Quality Education to Children in Remote Schools

Mohd Asraf, Ratnawati and Abu Kassim, Noor Lide and Sheik Ahmad, Ismail and Abdul Rahman, Zainurin Providing Access to Quality Education to Children in Remote Schools. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research (MEJSR). (In Press)

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Providing access to quality education should be viewed as a social responsibility. And the backbone of a good education system lies in its ability to promote literacy among the community, particularly the children. This paper describes a supplementary reading programme conducted in remote schools in the states of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia, aimed at providing quality education to the children in these schools. It also describes the efforts aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of this programme. Using the qualitative-naturalistic framework to programme evaluation proposed by Patton (1989) and Guba and Lincoln (1981), and using a mixed-method approach comprising quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytic techniques, a questionnaire survey was conducted on 2,734 students and 142 teachers from 40 primary schools in Sabah and Sarawak and triangulated with the data from the interviews of students and teachers as well as observations of their reactions to the programme. The implications of the findings are then discussed and recommendations made for the expansion of the programme to other communities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 778/6250
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6250

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