The elements of knowledge, personality and motivation among teachers of Arabic language model in national schools of Malaysia

Jawiah Dakir, Mohd. Yusof Othman, Zakaria Stapa, Ab Halim Tamuri, Muhammad Hilmi Jalil, Shamsul Azhar Yahya, Siti Maheran Ismail Ibrahim, Mujahid Abu Bakar

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This paper discusses the empowerment of teaching Arabic Language in National Schools of Malaysia. It focuses on 3 elements in a teacher of Arabic Language Model, namely, i) knowledge, ii) personality and iii) motivation. In Malaysia, not all teachers of the Arabic Language Model are given specialized training to teach it. Thus, it is important to identify or determine the teacher’s readiness or preparedness in teaching the language. This paper only reports results of quantitative research which involves distribution of questionnaires to teachers of the Arabic Language Model. Data are analyzed by using descriptive statistical method and displayed as frequency, percentage, mean and deviation. Research is conducted on 344 teachers aged between 25 — 45 years and with teaching experience of between 1-12 years. Each question has a 5-point Likert scale, namely, “strongly agree (SA)", “agree (A)", “slightly disagree (SDA)", “disagree (DA)" and “strongly disagree (STDA)". There are 8 questions on the elements of knowledge and personality, and 5 questions on motivation. Research finds that: i) teachers’ knowledge is at a good level with mean average of 4.00, ii) personality is also good at mean average of 4.15, and iii) motivation is also good with an overall mean of 4.12. Overall, research finds that teachers’ readiness, in terms of the elements in teaching Arabic Language, is good except for some matters which need improvement by the administration, and the need for specialized training to teach Arabic Language in order to empower and produce trained teachers in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalTurkish Online Journal of Educational Technology
Volume2017
Issue numberDecember Special Issue INTE
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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The elements of knowledge, personality and motivation among teachers of Arabic language model in national schools of Malaysia. / Dakir, Jawiah; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Stapa, Zakaria; Tamuri, Ab Halim; Jalil, Muhammad Hilmi; Yahya, Shamsul Azhar; Ismail Ibrahim, Siti Maheran; Abu Bakar, Mujahid.

In: Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 2017, No. December Special Issue INTE, 01.12.2017, p. 357-362.

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