Teachers' Perception towards the Model of Jawi Writing in Malaysian Education System: Teachers' Perception towards Jawi Writing

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Jawi writing was very important in the Islamic Education system before the colonial period. The use of Jawi indeed was widespread during the period of Malacca Sultanate. It has been used as the tool for the transmission of knowledge, missionary work and written communication. The importance of Jawi in the Malay society then was examplified when it was also used in the administration of the Sultanate. However, the use of Jawi has not been emphasized in the post colonial period by the Ministry of Education as it is not fully used even in the Islamic Education subject. This has led to Malay students being weak in Jawi. Jawi has been sparingly used by the Islamic Education teachers in both the primary and secondary schools. Hence, there is a lack of interest among Malay pupils to learn Jawi, and consequently many of them are unable to read and write in Jawi. Interestingly the use of Jawi has been reviewed recently by the Malaysian government. This review has been positive towards Jawi leading to several significant actions being taken to keep alive the use of Jawi. One of the most important measures taken is, the introduction of j-QAF programme. It is based on the Prime Minister’s initiative which stresses the importance of Jawi in the teaching of religious subjects.
In this paper a study was carried out to identify the teachers’ perception towards the Model of Jawi in the j-QAF programme. A questionnaire set was used to collect the information needed. The quantitative data is analysed by using Statistics Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to obtain descriptive statistical indices. The research finding is further discussed.


Keywords: Teachers' Perception, Jawi Writing, Malaysian Education System
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Teachers’ Perception towards the Model of Jawi Writing in Malaysian Education System


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asmawati Suhid A.

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Asmawati Suhid holds the doctoral degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia in the field of Pedagogy. Her areas of specialization are Islamic Education, Pedagogy and Values Education. Currenttly, she is a senior lecturer in the Department of Language and Humanisties Education, Faculty of Educational Studies. She has been conducting research and consultancy works in the areas of Islamic Education and Moral/Values Education. She has presented several papers in conferences at the national and international levels. She has been appointed as the coordinator programme for Minor Package of Islamic Education till 2005 and the coordinator for the Bachelor of Education (Moral Education) until now. In addition to that, she has been participating actively in community works.

Dr. Kamariah Abu Bakar

Professor, Dept. Science and Technical Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Kamariah Abu Bakar currently is professor in science education at Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Lukman Abdul Mutalib

Lecturer, Department of Language and Humanities studies, Faculty of
Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia

Malaysia

Graduate from al-Azhar University for a bachelor degree before holds the doctoral degree from University of Malaya. He has been involved in UPM since 1995. His specialization is in Islamic Jurisprudence and Law.

Muhd Fauzi Muhammand

Lecturer, Department of Language and Humanities studies, Faculty of
Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia.

Malaysia

Dr. Muhd. Fauzi Muhammad currently is a Assoc. professor in Islamic Studies at Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. His specialization is in Islamic Jurisprudence and Law.

Ref: I08P0380