Education as an Agenda of Social Action in Malaysia: The Search for Unity in a Plural Society

  • Kamarulzaman Askandar

Abstract

Education has always played an important role in Malaysian society. It has been used not only as a tool for educating the children and youth of the country, but also as a means to propagate and maintain the interests of different groups. In the plural Malaysian context, education is closely related to safeguarding the interests of the different ethnic groups. A noted Malaysian educationist claimed that education in the country is an institution for coordination, continuation and survival for a particular society (Awang 1980). This is true of both the general Malaysian society as well as the more insular communal community within the country.

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