Students' inclination towards English language as medium of instruction in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

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Abstract

Malay language, the national language of Malaysia has been the medium of instruction for Science and Mathematics for the past four and a half decades in Malaysia. The government however changed the medium of instruction of these subjects to English in January 2003. The "Teaching and Learning of Science and Mathematics in English" (PPSMI) policy was implemented in all primary and secondary schools. It aims to improve the English language proficiency among students as well as the learning and achievement level in science and mathematics. This paper presents findings of the study on students' inclination towards English language as medium of instruction in teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in Higher Learning Institutions in Malaysia. The respondents were 291 undergraduate students from the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) and Faculty of Education (FPEND) of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). A questionnaire pertaining to students' inclination was used as research instrument. Using descriptive statistics, ANOVA and t-test, the study found that undergraduate students of FST and FPEND had an inclination towards English as medium of instruction in the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics. Using the Post-Hoc test, it is found that Indian students and students from other races than Malay and Chinese have greater inclination towards English as medium of instruction in teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in UKM for both faculties. However, FST students who studied in Mandarin and Tamil at pre-university level (STPM) had higher inclination compared to those who used Malay language or even English.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages353-360
Number of pages8
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Mathematics
English language
Teaching
Language
mathematics
Students
instruction
Malaysia
science
Learning
student
learning
Technology
language
Tamil
descriptive statistics
primary school
Analysis of Variance
secondary school
Education

Keywords

  • Medium of instruction
  • PPSMI
  • Student's inclination
  • Teaching and learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Ismail, W. R., Mustafa, Z., Muda, N., Abidin, N. Z., Is, Z., Zakaria, A. M., ... Azlan, M. I. (2011). Students' inclination towards English language as medium of instruction in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 353-360) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.050
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