Chinese Schools In Peninsular Malaysia: The Struggle For Survival


by Lee Ting Hui

Chinese Schools In Peninsular Malaysia: The Struggle For Survival

Price:  US$36.00   (SGD45.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 282 pages
Published:  2011, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814279215
SB#:  050831 (130)

About This Book

This is a carefully researched study of the history of Chinese schools in Peninsular Malaysia. The first chapter overviews the period 1786-1941 when highly politicised Chinese schools were founded throughout the peninsula. The varying and often repressive official policies and their impacts are detailed through World War II, pre-Merdeka and post-Merdeka periods. Many issues, including of staffing, language, textbooks, syllabus, tertiary education, and extension are detailed and discussed. Both the national and private Chinese schools and their managements are shown to have had to deal with situations fraught with major difficulties as they work to safeguard the education of the major segment of the population. With bibliography, glossary and index.


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