Friday, October 31, 2008

In Support Of English For Maths and Science

Aku sentiasa mahukan Matematik dan Sains terus diajar dalam Bahasa Inggeris...aku pernah tulis dah dulu kan...and I think I've got a living proof for the success, my son Adam...

Tapi ada kalangan ibu bapa dan guru-guru jugak yang tak mahu...aku sendiri pernah sembang dengan seorang Guru Besar di Perlis ni yang tak setuju...bila aku tanya alasan dia ialah pelajar lemah, tak sedia...

Sampai bila nak lemah dan tak sedia?Atau guru yang tak sedia dan lemah?Ramai kawan-kawan aku yang cikgu yang aku kenal, bila aku tanya diorang kata ok saja...tak dak masalah...tu yang aku heran...

Rasa aku benda ni datang dari peribadi...masalah peribadi...kalau guru yang memang bagus, ko suruh lah dia ajar dalam English atau BM, dia pasti akan boleh...tapi kalau dia sendiri English hampeh, maka hampeh la jawabnya...

Pagi tadi aku terbaca dalam Blog Tunku posting beliau, so aku nak kongsi...

Parents group want Maths and Science to continue to be taught in English

KUALA LUMPUR:The Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) said it is set on trying to get the Education Ministry to maintain its policy of teaching Mathematics and Science in English.

It, however, does not advocate the abolition of vernacular schools as it respects their positions as provided for in the Federal Constitution.

PAGE chairman and founding member Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim also clarified that the group was not a governmental organisation as had been reported by certain media.
“We are merely a group of parents who want to voice our concerns about education,” she said today in response to an article in a Chinese daily that allegedly reported a representative of the group had called for all vernacular schools to be abolished and replaced with national-type schools.

This remark was supposed to have been made during the fourth round table to discuss the use of English to teach Mathematics and Science.

“The person who made the remark was a participant who was airing his own views and is not related to the group.”

Noor Azimah said the group’s main concern now was the decision that the Education Ministry would be making soon with regard to the policy of teaching Mathematics and Science in English.

“We have almost 1,000 parents supporting us from all over the country, 95 per cent of whom are for continuing the policy.”

This number is in addition to the 120 parent-teacher associations (PTAs) that had responded for, and 20 against the policy being continued.
She said it was a misconception that only urban parents were for the continuation of the policy.

A strong advocator of the policy is Mohamed Saufi Shafie, president of the 13-strong Coalition of Rawang Zone Parent-Teacher Associations, who said the PTAs under the coalition were all for the policy continuing.

Support came recently via an email from parents of a school in Long Lama, Sarawak.
The group is calling for more parents to voice their take — whether for or against the policy — by early next month to be compiled into a comprehensive report.

To contact the group, email scienceandmath@skbd.edu.my.

Jadi aku mintak kalau ada parents yang terbaca jugak post ni dan berminat nak menyokong supaya diteruskan pengajaran dan pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris supaya email diorang tu dan bagi support...lebih ramai lebih bagus...biar kita tunjukkan bahawa kita nak in English...pasal aku takut sesetengah orang politik ni dia akan ikut dan tukar ke BM je...demi nak menang...bukan korang tak tahu perangai diorang nih...

Kita cuma nak generasi masa depan kita membesar dengan penuh kesediaan dan keyakinan...tu je...kita berusaha dan mencuba, Allah jua yang menentukan...apa nak dikata...

1 comment:

zruilseta said...

With my own eyes I witness teachers in my workplace decided to give up teaching Science and Maths in English when they got to know that UPSR examination papers for Science and Maths will be in two languages...

Feeling a bit down about that but i still have no courage to make my stand since i'm just a new guy...

Love the phrase "Sampai bila nak lemah..."