Teaching science and mathematics in rural area a case study of Sk Sabur, Sabah, Malaysia / Azwan Ahzran Perman

Perman, Azwan Ahzran (2021) Teaching science and mathematics in rural area a case study of Sk Sabur, Sabah, Malaysia / Azwan Ahzran Perman. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities &Social Sciences (i-LEdHS2021), 22 Febuari 2021, UiTM Cawangan Kelantan.

Abstract

Teaching in rural elementary school is itself a challenge for teachers. Since rural schools generally have inferior equipment and infrastructure as opposed to urban schools, teaching technical subjects such as Science and Mathematics can be even more challenging than non-technical ones. This study attempted to understand the challenges and initiatives of teachers for teaching Science and mathematics in SK Sabur, Banggi island (Pulau Banggi), Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia. As a qualitative study, it collected data from a descriptive case study, a semi-structured interview, and observation. Through triangulation of the data and thematic analysis of the transcriptions, the study found the following themes: (I) Governmental role of education in the rural area, (II) personal sacrifices, and (III) local-based innovation and passion for teaching. All in all, it is pertinent for the government to continue improving ways to mitigate the challenges that teachers face in teaching Science and Mathematics in rural schools to ensure the delivery of quality education across all areas of the country. Future studies should include challenges of teaching in the rural area during Covid-19-lockdown and restricted movement phases

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Perman, Azwan Ahzranazwan0574@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > General special. Methodology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Technology. Educational technology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Teacher-student relationships. Culturally relevant pedagogy
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Primary Education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kelantan > Machang Campus
Event Title: Proceedings of International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities &Social Sciences (i-LEdHS2021)
Event Dates: 22 Febuari 2021
Page Range: pp. 456-463
Item ID: 45159
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, policy, rural, Sabah, STEM
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/45159

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