A Preliminary Analysis on the Humanity, Ethics and Cultural Aspects of the Malaysian Educational Policy

Noni Salmina Abu, Nooraini Othman

Abstract


Educational policy plays a significant role in the development of a balanced Malaysian society which should not only possesses the knowledge and skills required for the country economic development but has also the essential moral qualities desired as a good citizen. Hence, the significant elements and concerns relating to humanity, ethics and cultural aspects of the Malaysian society must be identified and accordingly addressed through the education system as it is the best formal platform for early societal development. This article aims to highlight the inclusion of humanity, ethics and cultural aspects in the Malaysian Educational Policy. The analysis covers the development of the Malaysian education system from the pre-independence days up to the development of the Malaysian Educational Policy which focused greatly on improving the education standard to cope up with the challenges accompanying the globalisation era. The impacts of addressing the humanity, ethics and cultural aspects to the development of the Malaysian society have been discussed. It is worth to note that the continuous efforts to instil the importance of humanity, ethics and culture in the society, Malaysians are expected to live a peaceful life and healthy lifestyle, not just physically but also mentally.

Keywords


Humanity; Ethics; Cultural; Malaysian Education System; Malaysian Educational Policy

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