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Access and Equity Issues in Malaysian Higher Education

Mukherjee, Hena and Jabir S, Singh and Fernandez-Chung, Rozilini M. and Marimuthu, T (2016) Access and Equity Issues in Malaysian Higher Education. In: Policy Discourses in Malaysian Education: A nation in the making. Routledge, pp. 45-69. ISBN 978-1138188105

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Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has become a globally-recognised industrial trading partner. With a 60% Muslim population, it also enjoys the reputation of being a moderate and peaceful nation. However, with just a short time left to realising its Vision 2020 of developed nationhood, the pathway of nation building still seems ambiguous. There is a brewing tension in its race and ethnic relations which has permeated the various fronts, namely politics, society, economics and education. This book analyses the education policies that have been formulated and implemented in Malaysia since independence. It demonstrates how these policy enactments have influenced the nation’s growth and transformation, and the challenges faced in creating a model of equity and multicultural co-existence among its racially and ethnically diversified people. Shedding light on these issues, it points towards the major mending that is needed for Malaysia to become a truly developed nation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Equity Issues, Higher Education, Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Aida Rashidah Maajis
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 04:56
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 04:56

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