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Perceptions Towards The Introduction And Implementation Of The English Literature Component In Schools In Kelantan

Naginder, Kaur (2001) Perceptions Towards The Introduction And Implementation Of The English Literature Component In Schools In Kelantan. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The declining standards of English among students has prompted and initiated the introduction and of novel methods of language teaching and learning. In this context, the English Literature component was introduced. The objective of teaching literature is in line with The National Education Philosophy which upholds the concept of lifelong education geared towards the development of a morally upright person who is intellectually, emotionally and physically integrated. Literature was introduced into the Malaysian curriculum to enrich language learning and to provide interesting language content. This study seeks to review the perceptions towards this component in schools in Kelantan. The respondents comprise of English teachers and students who are directly involved in the implementation of this program. The results of the findings reveal that the respondents view literature as an important element in language learning. They have a positive attittude towards the literature component. Although the case for literature is strong, various factors impede its smooth implementation. This study recommends that no compromise be made on the quality of teachers who play a very important role in moulding and sustaining students interests. Teachers must be adequately trained in both the language and literary studies. Texts selected need to be scrutinized to ensure that they are within the proficiency and maturity level of the students. The management of the program at school, district, state and national level needs to be reviewed and upgraded. The literature program needs to he continually supervised if it is not to befall the same fate as earlier programs. It is also recommended that literature be introduced to students at primary level. There is also the need for more commitment on the part of the authorities on the position of the English language. It is hoped that the recommendations of this study will be pivotal in the review and upgrading of the English literature program in not only Kelantan but Malaysia in general.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Teaching And Learning, English Literature, Kelantan
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Depositing User: Mrs Hafiza Mohd Akhir
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009 01:41
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:06
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/357

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