This paper examines the politics and practice of the social education implemented in Malaysia. Our goal is to provide an overview of theoretical conceptions of social education, which we examined the policies and content of the Moral Education, Citizenship Education and History Education within the context of ethnicity, social cohesion and nation-building. History can construct one’s past, while history education takes full responsibility in building the nation identity and social memories. Moreover, Moral Education and Citizenship Education play a role in cultivating the sense of patriotism through the pedagogy in the classroom. Public education in Malaysia is promoted as a nation-building tool, intend to inculcate a sense of Malaysian-ness and patriotism. This paper seeks to look at the development of the policies of social education in Malaysia, which includes Moral Education, Citizenship Education and History Education. In particularly, I examine the contents of Malaysian state-approved textbooks.
3. Descriptors: POLITICS/POLITICAL CHANGE; MORAL EDUCATION; HISTORY EDUCATION; SOCIAL MEMORY; ETHNIC COHESION; ETHNIC RELATION; CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION; MULTICULTURALISM, DIVERSITY AND MINORITIES; SECONDARY EDUCATION. 4. Region and country: Southeast Asia, Malaysia. 5. Special requests: none. 6. Preferred session format: 1st preference: Paper session; 2nd preference: Roundtable; 3rd preference: Poster session. 7. Audiovisual request: power point projector. (b) Full proposal of 1000 words (excluding references) Objectives or purposes of the study This paper aimed to picture theoretical conceptions of Malaysia’s current secondary school’s social education, which are aimed at constructing the sense of patriotism and building a “true” Malaysian at the secondary school level with the implementation of... [continues]
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