Mathematics and Science teachers’ sense of self-efficacy and English language proficiency / Zanariah Ridzwan

Ridzwan, Zanariah (2011) Mathematics and Science teachers’ sense of self-efficacy and English language proficiency / Zanariah Ridzwan. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

The implementation of ETeMS (English in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science) in Malaysia in 2003 posed many challenges to both the students and teachers. One of the main issues is the lack of English language proficiency among the Mathematics and Science teachers. In 2009, the Education Minister announced the reversal in the policy and Mathematics and Science will again be taught in Bahasa Malaysia or vernacular languages by 2012. Many studies have been carried out linking teachers’ sense of selfefficacy to positive academic outcomes including English language proficiency. The main purpose of this study is to measure the level of teachers’ sense of self-efficacy, English language proficiency and to investigate if there is a significant relationship between the two variables. In this correlational descriptive study, 100 Mathematics and Science teachers from five secondary schools in the Petaling Utama district, Petaling Jaya, Selangor responded to the given questionnaires. A mixed method approach was used to analyze the data. The results showed that the teachers are fairly efficacious which means that they are confident of their teaching abilities and that these abilities will make a difference in student learning. The result also showed that the teachers are moderately to very proficient in the English language. Correlational analysis showed positive correlation between teacher efficacy and English language proficiency. The implications and recommendations of the study are also discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Ridzwan, ZanariahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Primary Education > Malaysia
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Modern English > Language
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Item ID: 14884
Uncontrolled Keywords: ETeMS (English in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science); English language proficiency; Mathematics and Science teachers
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 03:10
Depositing User: Admin Pendigitan 2 PTAR
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14884

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