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Research engagement of foreign language teachers among select higher education institutions in Malaysia

Hishan, S. S. and Ramakrishnan, S. and Mansor, N. N. B. A. (2020) Research engagement of foreign language teachers among select higher education institutions in Malaysia. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 12 (1). ISSN 0975-2935


Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.21659/rupkatha.v12n1.42


This paper aims to add to established awareness on the extent of research capacity, theoretical ideas, and views on the challenges to their study involvement in Malaysia's select universities. It used a hybrid system of concise quantitative and qualitative projects for 62 foreign language students. Data gathering methodologies such as questionnaires, individual and group interviews were used. Results from the quantitative portion of the paper showed that international teachers displayed a modest degree of research ability while they hold optimistic views on the principles of study as a method to offer answers to educational challenges transcending teacher subject awareness, pedagogical and instructional abilities, and optimistic student learning outcomes. Similarly, qualitative findings found that the barriers to international teachers ' participation in research are embodied in lack of time to do work and lack of study writing skills. Moreover, networking incentive and career growth are driving factors for international teachers in Malaysia. The research poses implications on instructional management among curriculum designers, scholars, and school administrators among universities in Malaysia to improve academic culture and professional development opportunities among international teachers in terms of research capability and participation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:educational management, foreign teachers, knowledge generation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:87898
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Nov 2020 21:36
Last Modified:30 Nov 2020 21:36

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