Evaluation of the Arabic Language Al-Azhar curriculum at religious secondary school in Johor, Malaysia

Salameh Shatnawi, Islam Husein and Abdul Ghani, Dr Kamaruzaman and Che Noh, Dr Mohd Adri (2013) Evaluation of the Arabic Language Al-Azhar curriculum at religious secondary school in Johor, Malaysia. PhD thesis, UKM.

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Abstract

the curriculum is a fundamental element in the educational process. Continuous work and effort should be applied in the process of its evaluation. In order for us to bring this approach intended for the Arab environment and then use it in non-Arabic speaking environment is an issue needed to be investigated. Like wise, due to the increase in the number of students who are learning the Arabic language by al-Azhari Curriculum. This study aimed to evaluate the Arabic language al-Azhari approach in higher secondary religious school at Sijil Agama Tinggi Malaysia level (STAM) in the state of Johor, Malaysia. The research was based on descriptive analytical method using CIPP Model based on the theory of Stufflebeam where the researcher used the content analysis , questionnaires and interview after confirming of its Validity and Reliability. The study sample consisted of 324 participants who appeared for the questionnaires. From this sample, 242 student from higher secondary religious school in state of Johor; 52 participants are teacher for this curriculum; 25 students are from the graduating of STAM and 5 participants are teachers and officials who were personally interviewed.Meanwhile, the sample analysis content consisted of the objectives of the Malaysian Ministry of Education for all Arabic language component n Al-Azhar curriculum. The statistical data was analysed using the SPSS software. The results of context evaluation showed that the objectives of the Ministry of Education Malaysia, needs of students and previous study experience came with moderate averages, while the school environment came with moderate averages. The result of human entries evaluation showed moderate averages for teacehers' efficiency even though not all of them are specialist in Arabic language. Meanwhile the result of physical inputs showed moderate averages on each of the buildings, school facilities, tools and educational technologies. The syllabus and additional books which belong to the field of input curriculum came with moderate averages, as well as teaching methods and educational activities which belong to the field of processes where it turns out that there is a usage of translation depending on the mother tongue, and there is rely on memorizing in everything in teaching. While output evaluation result showed a significant weakness. This Research came out with a set of recommendations and suggestions and the most important of all this is not to rely on the books of Al-Azhar. It is recommended to use books that are suitable to the learners and their environment. It is also advisable to increase the activities and exercises in the curriculum; instruct the teachers not to rely only on the summaries; send to them for training and upgrading courses to satisfy the need and to create and Arab environment inside and outside the institution.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: No panggilan: DF402 Lokasi: Rak tesis Status: Available
Subjects: Higher Education > Higher Education
Linguistics Education > Arabic Language Education
Divisions: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Depositing User: Penyelaras Pusat Sumber Fakulti Pendidikan,UKM
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 09:32
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 09:32
URI: http://merr.utm.my/id/eprint/14051

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