Racial Behavior among Malaysian Secondary Students Research Paper by JamesRoday

Presents original research to study racial behavior among secondary school students in the Malaysian educational system.
# 150602 | 6,085 words | 16 sources | APA | 2012 | MY

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This paper stresses that, because Malaysia is a country consisting of various ethnicities, harmony and peace are essential to its political, social and economical progress; therefore, an understanding of racist behaviors among high school students is of the utmost importance. Next, the author provides an extensive review of Malaysia's educational system, pre and post independence. The paper relates the research theoretical framework, research questions and objectives, the research location and sampling and the study findings, which indicate that that racial discrimination is at a low level. Statistical tables are included in the paper.

Table of Contents:
Malaysia's Educational System Pre and Post Independence
Research Theoretical Framework
Research Questions
Research Objectives
Research Location
Hypothesis 1
Hypothesis 2
Hypothesis 3
Hypothesis 4
Discussion and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The Razak Report clearly prioritizes national unity as the ultimate goal to be achieved. This means that the elements and values of solidarity need to be made the basis of the nation's education in order to ensure the welfare and interests of Malaysia's multi-ethnic society. Since Malaysia possesses such a diverse society, the concept of unity within the national context needs to be understood as a process that emphasizes on creating a sense of a united society which is in accordance to the principles of the Rukunegara. The creation of this unity must be of one that is able to fight off the symptoms that can divide people. These symptoms are symptoms of racism, ethnicity and creed, religion, language, regional loyalties and others. In order to achieve the said national unity through education, the Razak Report outlined two main criteria namely (i) the same school system for all and (ii) a school curriculum that is the same and is nationally-geared.
"For another report, namely the Rahman Talib Report, it will later on become the Education Act of 1961. Initially, it was committee formed and entrusted to review and to revise the National Education Policy found in the Razak Report."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amir Hassan Dawi, (2004). Ethnic Relations in Institutes of Higher Learning: An Etnographical Study on the Habitus and Cultural Model among Different Ethnic Students. Unpublished PhD Thesis.Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  • Azra (2005). Implementation of One National Type Schools fosters Unity. Perak: Kerian Education Community Portal.
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  • Connoly, P. & Keenan, M. (2002). Racist Harassment In The White Hinterlands: Minority Ethnic Children And Parents' Experiences Of Schooling In Northern Ireland.British Journal of Sociology of Education. 23 (3) : 341-355.

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