Issues in Malaysian Education

Partnership of equals

The government has finally come up with a modified policy on the medium of instruction for secondary schools, known as 'fine-tuning' arrangements.

Tuesday, 9 June, 2009, 12:00am

Language policy change to 'alter public mindset'

Blurring the distinction between English and Chinese-medium schools may encourage parents to take a more balanced approach to choosing secondary schools, an influential education academic said this week.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Switch to teaching in Chinese 'vindicated'

HKCEE results show mother-tongue education is working, say officials

Education chiefs have hailed a three-year improvement in key examination results at Chinese-medium schools as vindication of the government's mother-tongue education policy.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Using Chinese and loving it

I study in a school where the medium of instruction is Chinese and I have found it easier to learn because of this.

Being taught in Chinese enables me to improve my analytical thinking, intellectual development and language proficiency. I have found that other students feel the same way and yet most parents are opposed to this switch.

13 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Schools opt for English teaching

ABOUT 40 per cent of secondary schools will turn into all-English medium schools in September, initial findings of a survey conducted by the Education Department revealed.

And only some 10 per cent of the schools will use Chinese as their teaching medium. The rest will adopt both Chinese and English, depending on classes and subjects.

24 Jan 1994 - 12:00am