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Revitalizing rural schools: a challenge for Malaysia

Marwan, Ardi and Sumintono, Bambang and Mislan, Nora (2012) Revitalizing rural schools: a challenge for Malaysia. In: Educational Issues, Research and Policies. RMC - UTM Press, Skudai, Johor Bahru, pp. 172-188.

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Schools in rural areas play a significant role in helping a nation educate its people. In reality, however, they often receive less attention from the government in its reform agenda. This is likely due to the fact that the office of education is usually located in urban areas (Theobald, 2005) and the remoteness of rural schools (Mitra, Dangwal, & Thadani, 2008). Nevertheless, this phenomenon (i.e. lack of attention from government), especially in developed countries (e.g. The United States of America and Australia), is no longer a trend (Howley, 2006). Today, the focus of educational reforms has been to revitalize rural schools so that they can be more like their urban counterparts (Freeman & Anderman, 2005) especially in developing countries context.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
ID Code:27806
Deposited By: Dr Bambang Sumintono
Deposited On:08 Aug 2012 14:38
Last Modified:10 Oct 2017 11:30

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