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Smart partnership between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and FELDA Johor Bahru: increasing interest in english and parents’ commitment

Abdul Majid, Norazman and Puteh, Fatimah and Bun, Ghazali and Muhammad, Faruk (2008) Smart partnership between Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and FELDA Johor Bahru: increasing interest in english and parents’ commitment. In: English Language Teaching: A Way Forward. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 121-140. ISBN 978-983-52-0696-2

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Abstract

Smart partnerships formed between universities and communities have successfully solved many problems and enhanced the strengths of both parties. This case study examines the structures, resources, and processes that have formed and sustained one successful university-industry partnership in Malaysia. This study is based on a project “inculcating interest in English among children of Tenggaroh community area”, which aims to increase interest among students in rural areas to like, learn and use English. This paper focuses on 1) the benefits - building interest in the English language and commitment from parents in the rural area; and 2) the activities carried out in the project. The nine principles of good practice for communitycampus partnership informed the study. A qualitative data-collection of background, interviews and observations are used to identify the personal experience of individuals involved (i.e administrators, facilitators, parents, community leaders and literacy teachers). The results show evidence that the four-year collaboration met all the nine principles of community-campus partnership, in terms of sharing of leadership and resources, people, guidelines and course

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:partnerships, FELDA
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:26489
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 06:57
Last Modified:30 Jul 2012 04:10

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