A study on Malaysia primary school science education

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Abstract

As a developing nation, Malaysia needs citizens who can contribute to the scientific and technological developments in order to compete and be at par with other developed nations and to be able to achieve this goal by year 2020. Malaysia must not only have a scientifically and technologically literate citizens, but citizens who know and aware of how to sustain the development. This can be accomplish if the children in schools today are prepared and geared towards an education that taught and shaped their thinking and behavior towards the importance of a sustainable development. Thus, the knowledge of science must not only produce good inventors, or creative innovators in the future, but citizens who can, besides contributing to the development of science and technology, must also be aware and conscious of their actions that might give bad or negative influence to the environment. Thus, the objective of this study is to find out what are the elements of environmentally-related subject that is taught in science classes in Malaysian primary schools and to relate its part as a foundation and contribution for sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-609
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume4
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Environmental awareness
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Malaysia
  • Primary school
  • Science education
  • Science syllabus

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