Literature in primary schools: perceptions, challenges and pedagogical knowledge / Siti Norliana Ghazali ... [et al.]

Ghazali, Siti Norliana and Che Razali, Sulia Masturina and Razawi, Nurul Amilin and Mohamad, Faizah and Mohamad, Razita (2014) Literature in primary schools: perceptions, challenges and pedagogical knowledge / Siti Norliana Ghazali ... [et al.]. e-Academia Journal, 3 (2). pp. 11-20. ISSN 2289 - 6589


Malaysia‟s education policy is aligned to its vision, which aims to become a fully developed nation by 2020. Some of the measures taken to achieve this vision are introducing ICT through the Smart school program and improving the proficiency of English in Malaysia by introducing literature as part of the English syllabus. Teachers‟ attitudes and perceptions play a key role in making sure that any initiative introduced by the Ministry of Education is successful. This paper aims to find out teachers‟ perceptions on teaching literature in primary schools and the challenges or difficulties faced by them. It also aims to investigate teachers‟ knowledge of literature and literature teaching methodology. Data was gathered using questionnaire distributed to teachers in Kemaman selected through cluster sampling and analyzed using SPSS. Results showed that teachers‟ attitudes towards literature were moderately positive. Teachers faced a number of problems and their knowledge of literature is moderate. Teacher variables do not significantly relate to their perceptions, problems and knowledge.


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Ghazali, Siti Norliana
Che Razali, Sulia Masturina
Razawi, Nurul Amilin
Mohamad, Faizah
Mohamad, Razita
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Academy of Language Studies
Journal or Publication Title: e-Academia Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > e-Academia Journal (e-AJ)
ISSN: 2289 - 6589
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 11-20
Keywords: Teaching Literature, Primary School, Perceptions, Challenges, Knowledge, Malaysia
Date: 2014
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