Teacher is Matter for Education Quality : A Transformation of Policy for Enhancing the Teaching Profession in Malaysia <Article>
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It has been widely acknowledged that teachers are among the pivotal agents of improving the educational quality, especially in the context of student learning outcome. Accordingly, in raising the education standard and quality, effort towards enhancing teacher professionalism for ensuring quality of the teacher and teaching quality become the important issue in the education policy production. In Malaysia, a lot of efforts have been undertaken to address the question of teaching profession. Recent development of the policy for transforming Malaysian education can be seen in the government action launched an education strategic blueprint the so called Education Development Master Plan (2006-2010) and National Education Blueprint (2013-2025) which aimed at raising standards and quality of Malaysian education. Among the core strategy for enhancing Malaysia education quality is making teaching as a prestige profession to ensure that the school will have a qualified and quality teacher for improving the quality of education in the school system. Related, this paper discusses the continuing effort for enhancing teaching profession in Malaysia based on these two long term education strategic plan.
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