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The Malaysian Smart School Curriculum: A Context Evaluation


Dr Patricia Smith
Faculty of Education Language and Community Services, RMIT University and

Vincent Pang
School of Education and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

The Malaysian Smart School pilot project was launched in January 1999 as one of the efforts towards the realisation of the nation's vision in making Malaysia an industrial economy by the year 2020. This curriculum was designed to help children achieve balanced and overall development; to integrate knowledge, skills, values and language; to provide different learning outcomes according to abilities; to create continuous learning which is multidisciplinary and thematic; and to prepare pupils for the Information Age. This case study evaluates the context of the curriculum implementation in one of the project schools. It constitutes the first stage of Stufflebeam's Context Input Process Product (CIPP) evaluation. Findings of this improvement-oriented approach will be channelled to the school for the input and process phases.
  Presentation Format: 45 min. paper

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

5-9 July 2000