First off, I am national school-educated, from Standard 1 right through to Form 6. And damn proud of it.Might I suggest that if you want your dauugther to be fluent in English and be better imbued with the Bangsa Malaysia spirit, you should send her to a good national primary school with a big English-speaking/professional parents base.This schools, in my experience, tend to gravitate towards old Christian missionary schools such as Convent, Penang Free School, St Xavier's Institutions, Methodist Boys, English College, etc.For instance, when I was in Penang, I was sent to SRK Stowell, in Bukit Mertajam. There are, of course, exceptions to this. When I was in Standard 5, I was then transferred to SK Sri Tebrau, in Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru. I was very fortunate in that both of these schools have a very good mix of students from different races and religions. I felt that its these now rare schools that's on the right path towards true racial integration and national identity-building in Malaysia.When I then attended secondary school in a very working-class Chinese suburb near my new home in JB, I personally saw the side-effects of being educated in a Chinese-school. These new classmates of mine generally have trouble conversing in any other language besides Mandarin. They also tend to be quite xenophobic, and hold appallingly bigoted views on people of different race or religion to them. Racial integration was almost non-existant in that school, contrasting greatly with my previous primary schools.I also feel that those good nationaly type schools tend to be concentrated in urban areas, and in states such as Penang and KL, as evident from my secondary schooling experience in JB.http://educationmalaysia.blogspot.sg/2005/07/national-vs-chinese-school-ii.html?m=1
i am also from stowell school...and i dont know why but somehow i feel happy knowing someone from bm are also a reader of this blog and are in here...heheheand so true what you have said that people that comes out from school like stowell tend to mix and welcome others better....> james bond
Benda ini subjektif, annie. Tiada yang peribadi, sepatut nya.Perlu di ingat :-1. Negara Malaysia berbilang kaum. Sejarah awal Tanah Melayu dan kepelbagaian penduduk kemudian nya menjadikan Malaysia satu negara unik dalam kepelbagaian berteraskan Melayu dan Islam. Budaya, fahaman dan agama lain boleh sahaja mengikut syarat-syarat Perlembagaan Persekutuan.2. Wujud nya pendidikan vernakular kerana itu lah pegangan Melayu mengamalkan Kesyumulan Islam (Sunnah wal Jamaah) bersikap universal (sejagat) syiar Islam yang menyatakan manusia itu wujud dari zuriat Nabi Adam dan semua nya itu menjadi berpuai-puak mengikut pengaruh dan cuaca keadaan setempat dan semua nya hamba Allah belaka termasuk apa saja yang wujud nyata dan yang ghaib. Kita berbeza kerana amalan, budaya dan fahaman dan jelas nya perbezaan dalam Islam mereka itu samaada berakidah, beriman, Nabi Muhammad SAW itu Rasul Nya dan Al Quran itu(tidak pernah berubah) pegangan nya.Jelas nya Islam itu tidak memilih warna kulit tetapi amat jelas dengan QALB(hati). Lantaran itu apa sahaja bangsa, bahasa dan agama di Malaysia, Melayu itu amat mudah menerima nya sebagai jiran tetangga dan bersikap bertoleransi. Melayu itu sendiri mesti memahami Bahasa Al Quran - Arab (nyata di firmankan dalam Al Quran) dan kemudian nya di wujudkan tulisan jawi agar semua Melayu itu memahami dan memeluk agama Islam dengan lebih erat. 3. Realiti nya Melayu tiada masaalah dengan Cina, Tamil atau apa jua bentuk cara dan amalan mereka. Permasaalahan besar ialah sikap cauvinistik, melebih-lebih, menafikan kerjasama kerana sikap pentingkan diri sendiri, bersikap biadab dan kurang ajar, sehingga di waktu ini ada pihak ekstremis bukan Islam sudah berani mencampuri urusan Melayu dan Islam melampaui batas sehingga menafikan Bahasa Kebangsaan dan apa termaktu juga mencerca Hak Asasi Melayu yang NYATA nya, pihak Inggeris zaman menjajah juga menghormati dan tidak berani mencampuri adat dan budaya Melayu dan Islam. Kenapa sekarang begitu "besar kepala?"4. Itu saya kata, soal pendidikan itu subjektif. Jika dasar pendidikan itu membolehkan kita berpadu bawah satu bumbung, saling menghormati, berkerjasama bantu membantu, berpegang kuat kepada aspirasi negara berpaksikan satu bahasa komunikasi menyatu-padukan rakyat, kenapa ia tidak relevan ?Menterbalikkan bendera, menghina Islam dan Bangsa majoriti Melayu, bersikap tidak mesra kerajaan memerintah, melawan semua dasar-dasar nasional, menyebelahi kemungkaran dan penjenayah, menidakkan sistem demokrasi Raja Berparlimen, meremeh Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan berbagai lagi - sehingga generasi muda bukan melayu di didik menjadi lebih kronik dalam pergaulan kontrak sosial pelbagai ; nyata nya menjurus kepaksian kehebatan diri dan bangsa sendiri sahaja. Ada kah vernakular ini yang di semai, tidak tahu sejarah, tidak boleh berbahasa kebangsaan dan mencemar negara sendiri pada pihak asing ?Ia bukan masaalah pendidikan vernakular. Ia bukan lagi dilemma Melayu. Ia sudah menjadi dilemma Bukan Melayu Malaysia dengan strategi ingin memecah-belahkan dan mecampuri adat budaya dan akidah Melayu sehingga terang-terangan menceroboh tanpa segan silu dan rasa hormat lagi.Kerja siapa ? Saya juga tidak nafikan UMNO juga mesti bertanggung jawab di atas berlaku nya kekalutan ini kerana semakin gagal menjadi tulang belakangberwibawa akibat bawaan transformasi politik bebas, menjadi moderat dalam kancah liberalisma / sekularisma yang memang berlawanan wassatiyah(moderat) Islam.Bayangkan - Jika Melayu itu bersikap cauvinistik, apa terjadi ? Mahfum nyasegala akta, peraturan perundangan itu memang mendidik manusia. Islam itu sudah wujud SYARIAH nya sebelum manusia mencipta undang-undang demi kebaikan Islam itu sendiri dan yang berlawanan dengan nya.
Higher Education for a Higher Purpose - Sheikh Hamza Yusuf in Malaysiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NCM97NOp7g
Stupid idiot rambling out of context.
After learning about how guru sekolah changed the religion of a school child to Islam, I better protect my child and sent her to an International school. Yes, I can afford it.
They can always go to national school which is FREE. Help develop our society to become a unified one.
National school for everyone is certainly the objective towards unity of Malaysian society, but i tend to agree with Bigcat in this instance that sekolah kebangsaan needs to undergo a major renovation of its buildings and facilities. Many of the present schools are crowded and do not even have a school hall for their events, fences are unrepaired and the grass fields are barren like desert sands. Yes, it's FREE but the QUALITY suffers.
Contribute lah. It's your children's school.
Other then the quality of education that is substandard in some of the government schools there is also the tendency of these schools now of becoming more and more religious with some of the teachers and administrators being racists and coming out with racist rules that really scares the non malay parents.As have been told many times before,if the government schools are great and offers quality education without racists teachers that look down on non malay students then more non malay parents will surely send their kids to government schools like those days before they change the system in the 70s.Who wanna pay when they can get good education for free.
They may be outwardly religious but spiritually immature; otherwise why would they look down on other people as inferiopr - it's a sure sign of religious egotism! If Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. had made himself superior to the uncouth desert Arabs of his times then surely Allah's religion could never be taught to those who are in need of spiritual teachings. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Brader,If 99% of those attending national school are Malay-muslims, how can it not acquire the muslim-malay attributes? National school is for everyone to come and get to know each other. Then you introduce mandarin and tamil as elective, that's how you give and take. They say Chinese education is better than Tamil and National mainstream, so that's why you have to come together under the same roof and teach others what you know best. That's the spirit of living in the same country.The way things are going, everyone just wants to do their own thing and expecting the nature to do it's thing. How is nature going to change, if you yourself refuse to do so?
Never ever mistreat the innocent little ones . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtvqT_wMeY
SOUL ASYLUM - RUNAWAY TRAINCall you up in the middle of the nightlike a firefly without a lightyou were there like a blowtorch burningi was a key that could use a little turningso tired that i couldn't even sleepso many secrets i couldn't keeppromised myself i wouldn't weepone more promise i couldn't keepit seems no one can help me nowi'm in too deepthere's no way outthis time i have really lead myself astrayrunaway train, never goin' backwrong way on a one-way trackseems like i should be getting somewheresomehow i'm neither here nor therecan you help me remember how to smile?make it somehow all seem worthwhilehow on earth did i get so jaded?life's mysteries seem so fadedi can go where noone else can goi know what no one else knowshere i am just drownin' in the rainwith a ticket for a runaway trainand everything seems cut and dryday and nightearth and skysomehow i just don't believe itbought a ticket for a runaway trainlike a madman laughing at the rainlittle out of touch, little insaneit's just easier than dealing with the pain
Billions of Ringits had been spends yearly ,to upgrade the education infrastructure and system , and many more billions are spends on giving aids to all the vernacular education.If all this billions are pulled together to one school system , I believe the result will be more better.The argument is always , quality education are poor in Sekolah Kebangsaan , but all could be proved are just either you want to be in the crowd or you prefer to be among you , Malaysian Malaysia ,a Chinese speaks Chinese , Indian speaks Indian , and Malays speaks Malay .Malaysia is truly Asia (borrowing lufang words) ,Malaysia is a country with many race and there no Malaysian .
Yes, the government spend billions in upgrading education infrastructure but I doubt we get billions worth of infrastructure.
Jika janji tidak ditepati, itulah akibatnya. Masa sebelum merdeka, selain Perlembagaan, sistem pelajaran turut dikaji dengan begitu teliti. Kajian tentang sistem pelajaran berterusan sehingga selepas merdeka. Laporan Barnes, Laporan Razak dan Laporan Rahman Talib adalah antara yang paling berpengaruh dalam hala tuju sistem pelajaran. Dahulu ada empat aliran bahasa pengantar iaitu Inggeris, Melayu, Cina dan Tamil. Janjinya, aliran Cina dan Tamil diteruskan sehingga 10 tahun selepas Merdeka sahaja. Bermula 1967 sepatutnya tidak wujud lagi sekolah aliran Cina dan Tamil di Malaya/Malaysia. Yang aliran Inggeris memang telah ditukar sepenuhnya ke aliran kebangsaan pada 1976 sepertimana yang dipersetujui. Atas sebab politik atau lain2, janji untuk menamatkan dua aliran yang itu tidak ditepati hingga sekarang. Bolehlah dikatakan bahawa kepentingan politik mengatasi kepentingan negara maka perkara ini terus menjadi bebanan.
School Voucher SystemThe school voucher system which allows parents to choose which school to send their kids to is the best way to ensure equal access to education, while making schools compete to maintain high standards, an advocate of the system said at a recent forum.Instead of the current system where the government funds schools, a voucher system would give that money to parents, said Wan Saiful Wan Jan of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas).Parents can then choose which school to spend that money on, whether it is vernacular, religious or international schools.Since schools would then have to compete for those funds, they would be forced to offer quality education.In theory, the voucher system would benefit poor households, since they would finally be able to afford quality, private education for their kids, Wan Saiful said at the forum “Should the government choose what is best for your child?" on Thursday night.See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/voucher-system-can-improve-schools-but-is-country-ready-forum-told#sthash.xQJF4Xpt.dpuf
I gave private tuition to some Malay kids years ago and asked them to revise their old school textbooks when they could not hanmdle the current year's curriculum. Alas, they told me they had returned all of last year's books to the school. I think this situation of loaning out textbooks for the school year only will not help to improve the student's learning habits and knowledge retention.Shouldn't all school children be made to purchase and own their schoolbooks at "giveaway prices" After 11 ywears of schooling at least they can have the pride and satisfaction of a mini library on which to build their understanding of the world. As things stand now, they finish their SPM and have only empty shelves to show for all their striving.
Anon 19:02Cekap memang manyak senang lea aa , itu Wan saiful atak bagi cala apa macam mau buat eaa aa ?.Itu macam semua sekolah ,selupa lajdi plivet maa aa , itu ceku punya gaji itu mulid bayar maa aa ,itu Wan Saiful mau ajar itu tatak populer punya sekolah kahh ?.Sikalang manyak olang pandei maa aa , pandai cekap .
Hei , thank you Annie , only now I know why this bigcat totally quit writing after GE 13 , because she cant stand in dealing with opportunies and society that easily absorb lies. oh dear.. sad to you.
A Day Late, A Memory of Scotlandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_94n_q-jr8
The politicians killed parents initiatives for excellence, Sdr ANON 19: 02after many years some political party kept harping on free education. The government ministers unfortunately took the bait, and openly questioned why parents need to pay anything including PIBG donations, and schools even got circulars from the department not to collect until May when people and teachers already lost interest.PIBG funds: The worst hit were the kampung schools where parents already comfortable with many things UMNO subsidised, now only 20% pay PIBG fees for student excellence when schools reopen vs many years back 80- 90% do. So PIBG now depend mainly on Parenthon collection campaigns and kampung YBs annual handouts. School education will in-sya-Allah improve with PPPM 2013- 2015 national strategy including more HOTs in the curriculum and exams( Higher Order Thinking skills, Chinese educaton ada? )but one of the strategic thrust being parents involvement will really take time to restore.Haji M Zin, 25-yr PIBG veteranAlor Gajah DPH