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joyce_limyp 08-07-2009 08:12 PM

Teaching of Science and Mathematics in BM year 2012
 
Just found out through Buletin Utama. AM VERY DISAPPOINTED! http://s.lowyat.net/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif http://s.lowyat.net/style_emoticons/default/vmad.gif http://s.lowyat.net/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif http://s.lowyat.net/style_emoticons/default/vmad.gif
It will so sure affect students. It start effect on students of Standard 1, Standard 4, Form 1 and Form 4 of year 2012. How can they afford to suddenly change the language, especially those studying Standard 4 and Form 4 then? They'll be facing public examinations! http://s.lowyat.net/style_emoticons/default/vmad.gif

I AM SO AGAINST IT!!!

Boyz_Zoo 08-07-2009 08:23 PM

Malaysia to end teaching math and science in English
 
Quote:

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...354&sec=nation

Math and Science back to Bahasa, mother tongues

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided that the medium of instruction for Maths and Science will revert to Bahasa Malaysia in national schools and mother-tongue languages in national-type schools from 2012 onwards.
The reversal of the Teaching of Math and Science in English (PPSMI) policy will be done in stages, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on Wednesday.

He however added that there will be greater emphasis on learning the English language.

English literature will be re-introduced, as will subjects on grammar and composition.

Beginning 2012, students in Year One and Year Four in primary schools, and Form One and Form Four in secondary schools, will learn Math and Science in Bahasa Malaysia.

The change will not affect those in Form Six and Matriculation.
The two subjects will be taught in two languages until 2014 for other students, he said.

“The gap between rural and urban students has widened since PPSMI started.

“Only 19.2% of secondary teachers and 9.96% of primary teachers were sufficiently proficient in English,” he said, explaining the Government’s decision to revert to the old system.

On efforts to emphasise the learning of English, the number of English teachers would be increased by 13,933 -- retirees would be hired, as well as foreigners if need be.

Primary schools will also increase English classes by 90 minutes a week.
There have been calls from various groups for the policy to revert to before 2003, when the subjects were taught in Bahasa Malaysia in national schools, and either in Chinese or Tamil in national-type schools.

The issue has seen a rare alliance between Malay and Chinese educationists, who are against the switch, although there are also calls by many parents and entrepreneurs for English to be maintained.
State your opinion about Cabinet's decision to end the teaching of Maths and Science in English.

lawteoh 08-07-2009 08:40 PM

Re: Malaysia to end teaching math and science in English
 
Should this link be merged together?

http://recom.org/forum/showthread.php?t=9024

youngyew 08-07-2009 08:42 PM

Re: PPSMI in BM year 2012
 
Merged two threads.

luminodreamer89 08-07-2009 08:54 PM

Re: PPSMI in BM year 2012
 
My opinion is : Math and Science are ought to be taught in mother tongues in primary education (Primary 1-Primary 6). Then, English should be the medium of teachings for Math and Science in secondary education (Secondary 1-Secondary 5). It will be easier for the students when they enter pre-u and university education.

And, one more thing, English is a language. We certainly can't use Math and Science to learn English.

mehul91 08-07-2009 09:41 PM

Re: PPSMI in BM year 2012
 
Well I think we are moving one step back. And not to mention we are playing with lives over here. It's sad that being in the 21st century where every one want to thrust forward, we are taking backward steps. I clearly endorse teaching English in Maths and Science and even in History and Economics. Bahasa Melayu is clearly not a suitable language considering Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka's failure to have a uniform guidelines in shaping the language. Each time a new man is in charge, a system is implemented. Well am just thankful that I was born in an English speaking family.

Young 08-07-2009 10:05 PM

Back To BM
 
BREAKING NEWS

Language-switch policy scrapped

Quote:

The government has admitted that the policy of teaching Science and Mathematics in English has failed to meet its objectives and will be scrapped.

Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also education minister, said beginning 2012, the two subjects will be taught in Bahasa Malaysia at national schools.

As for national-type schools, the subjects will be taught in the respective mother-tongues. The policy was initiated by former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2003, despite vocal protests.

Muhyiddin said the cabinet today approved the ministry's suggestion to revert to use of the Malay language and to strengthen the teaching and learning of the English language at all levels of schooling.

"This strategy was drawn up based on the study and monitoring carried out by the Education Ministry on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English since the policy was implemented in 2003," he said at a press conference arranged to make this announcement.

The first batch of pupils who studied science and mathematics in the English language since Year One sat for their Ujian Penilian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination last year.

Reversion in stagesExplaining the mechanism, Muhyiddin said reversion to the Malay-language policy will be carried out in stages in Year One and Year Four in primary schools and Form One and Form Four in secondary schools beginning 2012.However, he said, the change will not involve students in Form Six and matriculation class.

In order to ensure that implementation does not affect the performance of students who have been taught the two subjects in English, the teaching and examination of the two subjects will be conducted in both languages up to 2014, to cover the final batch of students taught in English.

He said the government made the decision after scrutinising the findings of studies and surveys carried out on the teaching and learning of the two subjects in English. These have shown that implementation has left a lot to be desired.

Muhyiddin also said not all teachers have taught the two subjects fully in English, and that they have used a combination of English and Bahasa Malaysia.

"On average, English usage is between 53 and 58 percent of the total time allotted for science and mathematics," he said.

He also revealed that only a small group of mathematics and science teachers in secondary and primary schools who took the English- language Proficiency Level Evaluation test last year had attained the required standard.He said the percentage of students who scored grade A, B, and C for science in the UPSR last year had dropped from 85.1 percent to 82.5 percent in urban schools and from 83.2 percent to 79.7 percent in rural schools.

And for mathematics, the performance of urban schools dropped from 84.8 percent to 80.9 percent while the performance for rural students dropped from 80.9 percent to 77 percent.

The government has also decided to strengthen the teaching and learning of the Malay language and English at all school levels.

For this, the education ministry will implement comprehensive measures to enhance the command of both languages among students.

And in line with this, there will be a major transformation at primary and secondary school levels, in terms of focus on enhancing language skills among students.

"It will be implemented through an integrated, balanced and holistic modular approach. It will cover skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as grammar and proficiency."

At primary school level, the Malay language curriculum will focus on fun learning and the appreciation of the language. "In secondary schools, the Malay-language curriculum will focus on appreciation of the Malay literature as well as bolstering the students' skills in grammar, reading, listening, writing, speaking and overall fluency."

The emphasis on Malay literature is to enrich the students' command of the language as an art, apart from demonstrating the Malaysian people's value system, culture and thinking," the minister said.

On the teaching and learning of English, he said the ministry will appoint an additional 13,933 language teachers - 1,000 from abroad, 600 who are retired and who will be re-employed and 12,333 from the Malaysian Institute of Teachers' Education, as well as from private and public institutions of higher learning.

"The ministry will also provide DG41 English assistant teachers for Year One and Year Two classes which have more than 35 pupils, to increase the contact time between teachers and pupils," he said.

The English period for Years 1-3 will be increased by 90 minutes a week to make it 330 minutes. For Years 4-6, there will be an additional 90 minutes a week to bring the total teaching period to 300 minutes.
From: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/108073


God save Malaysia.

vikraman 08-07-2009 10:12 PM

Re: Back To BM
 
mods attention merge with other thread.

davidchak 08-07-2009 10:12 PM

Re: PPSMI in BM year 2012
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by luminodreamer89 (Post 279681)
My opinion is : Math and Science are ought to be taught in mother tongues in primary education (Primary 1-Primary 6). Then, English should be the medium of teachings for Math and Science in secondary education (Secondary 1-Secondary 5). It will be easier for the students when they enter pre-u and university education.

And, one more thing, English is a language. We certainly can't use Math and Science to learn English.

Second that.

And if they are reverting for primary school...why wait 3 more years? THe experiment is over, when it begun 6 years ago, they were primary 1, now they are primary 6, after this year, it will be a new batch of primary 1 entering school, its the perfect time to revert to mother tongue next year.

As for secondary school....its too much, they SHOULDN'T revert the changes in secondary school!

Hanqing 08-07-2009 10:22 PM

Re: PPSMI in BM year 2012
 
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