Educational Issues of Orang Asli Students in Malaysia

By Zuria Mahmud, Salleh Amat and Mohammad Yaacob.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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This article describes issues pertaining to the learning of indigenous children in Malaysia. Information from school teachers and headmasters, community head, parents as well as the indigenous children of five selected indigenous school has helped the researchers to reach some of the conclusion regarding the issues. The main issues concerning the education of the indigenous children in Malaysia include attendance, learning process, and continuous education. All these issues are influenced by the family mindset, location, culture, and teacher preparation. Finally this article discusses suggestions on improving the educational process of the indigenous children in Malaysia.

Keywords: Indigenous Children, Orang Asli, School Attendance, Learning Process

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp.121-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 593.052KB).

Prof. Dr. Zuria Mahmud

Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Salleh Amat

Lecturer, Foundation, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

At UKM (National University of Malaysia) I teach counseling courses at graduate level and supervising doctoral students. I also teach introduction of counseling for undergraduate students. Research interest: multicultural, career, and student personnel.

Mohammad Yaacob

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Mohammad yaacob is a lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies at University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. His concentrates on media psychology and human communication as ares of teaching and research interests. His most recent research was on the role of media on voters’ behaviors during 2004 Malaysian general election. Another of his recent work is on sexual behaviors regarding media misuses among Malaysian adolescents.


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