Improving Malaysian rural learners' writing skill

A case study

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

This is a case study approach where three learners and an English teacher from a secondary school were involved. In this study, the effect of teacher's assistance in developing rural learners' skills in writing had been looked into depth through five-months of observation at one of the rural area schools in Malaysia. Findings showed that these learners improved in terms of vocabularies when the teacher provided interactive approach via writing process approach. Three aspects were identified as important in the writing process which were teacher's questioning, commenting and giving clues technique in improving the learners' writing skills. In the usual practice, the teacher will drill the learners in writing where the learners are needed to do as many essay writing exercises as possible to prepare them for major examination. These findings thus has called for Malaysian English teachers to reconsider their approach which is more exam-oriented and focused more on the process itself in teaching English language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1845-1851
Number of pages7
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

Other

Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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Keywords

  • Malaysian rural learners
  • Writing process approach
  • Writing skill

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Jalaluddin, I., Md Yunus, M., & Yamat @ Ahmad, H. (2011). Improving Malaysian rural learners' writing skill: A case study. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 15, pp. 1845-1851) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.013

Improving Malaysian rural learners' writing skill : A case study. / Jalaluddin, Ilyana; Md Yunus, Melor; Yamat @ Ahmad, Hamidah.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 1845-1851.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jalaluddin, I, Md Yunus, M & Yamat @ Ahmad, H 2011, Improving Malaysian rural learners' writing skill: A case study. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 1845-1851, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.013
Jalaluddin, Ilyana ; Md Yunus, Melor ; Yamat @ Ahmad, Hamidah. / Improving Malaysian rural learners' writing skill : A case study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. pp. 1845-1851
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