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    Muslim education and globalization: The re-(de)positioning of languages and curriculum contents in Southeast Asia
    (Continuum Books, 2010)
    The impact of globalization processes on language is an emergent field in sociolinguistics. This chapter gives an in-depth look at this in Asia, by paying particular attention to the rise of Arabic language and cultural contexts of Asia, specifically the Islamic civilizations that give the processes of globalization and language a unique dimension.
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    The place of sebutan baku in students' spoken Malay
    (Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 2021) ;
    Sebutan Baku (Standard Pronunciation) was officially introduced and promoted as the standard pronunciation for use with spoken standard Malay in Singapore in 1993 replacing the previous standard that developed from the Johor-Riau dialect (henceforth referred to as Johor-Riau Standard). Since then, Sebutan Baku has been taught in schools, adopted by the media, and prescribed to be used in formal occasions where Standard Malay is expected. In 2012, almost two decades after Sebutan Baku was introduced, Mr Masagos Zulkifli Masagos Mohamed, the then Chairman of the Malay Language Council of Singapore and Minister of Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs, has asked whether this standard pronunciation has been fully acquired by the Malay community in Singapore, and if not, how it can be perfected. The proposed project aims to provide part of the answer to the first of the questions. This project is a two-year exploratory, mixed-method study that aims to obtain an understanding of the place of Sebutan Baku in Malay students' spoken language in schools in Singapore. Using a questionnaire survey, we plan to elicit information from Secondary 3 students from four schools in all the streams Express, Normal (Academic), Normal (Technical) about their spoken language practices and their views on, and identification with, Sebutan Baku. Using a case-based approach, we plan to enroll 24 of these students as focal participants spread across the four schools to observe and record their actual use of Malay within the classroom setting as they interact with their teachers and peers during Malay Language lessons. Separate interviews will be held with these case studies students and their teachers to gain a better insight into the students' attitude towards, and identification with, Sebutan Baku. Finally, a phonetic analysis of the focal students' utterances in Malay will be carried out to find out the accuracy of their Sebutan Baku pronunciation. The aim is to understand, the place of Sebutan Baku in the learning and teaching of the Malay language in the classroom, the students' attitude towards, and identification with, Sebutan Baku, and the accuracy of students' Sebutan Baku and that of those they directly interact with in class. Findings from the study will help the Ministry of Education to gauge the extent to which students have embraced and accurately acquired Sebutan Baku, and to take appropriate measures if necessary. The second of the Minister's questions is reserved for a possible follow-up study, focusing on students in primary schools where the teaching and learning of Sebutan Baku are actively enacted.
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    Moral dan etika dalam pendidikan: Satu renungan
    (University Surabaya Utara, 2004)
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    (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2017)
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    Compassion as the theme in the teaching of National Education through Malay language lessons
    (Prentice Hall, 2003)
    By using educational inquiry and multiple intelligences perspectives, this paper argues that the importance of compassion in the teaching of National Education cannot be underestimated. Various techniques to infuse compassion in Malay language lessons are incorporated for readers’ consideration.
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    Searching for Malay manuscripts in the city
    (Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) Press, 2021)
    The Malay community, with its rich culture and traditions, has been an integral part of Singapore’s narratives and development as a city state. The Malay manuscripts are an important part of the Malay intellectual and cultural traditions. However, it is widely believed that due to urbanization and the consequential changing lifestyles of the Malay community at large, the collections – as personal library collection and reading materials - have progressively diminished. This paper discusses that although the extent of of spatial loss of the manuscripts is real, however, the community’s strong desire to preserve the collection as personal, cultural and intellectual heritage has put the future of the collection in good stead.

    Part of this essay is extracted from the NIE-NTU Reinstating Malay manuscripts as cultural heritage through locating personal manuscripts collections and re-discovering the art of manuscript recital of the Malay community in Singapore project, IRB-2019-01-005-02, 2018-2020. The project received the Heritage Research Grant from the, National Heritage Board. The writer is the Principal Investigator of this research project.
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    Penerusan tradisi pendidikan Islam melalui pengajaran dan pendidikan `nilai'
    (Pustaka Melayu, 2011)
    Keperihatinan Dr Haji Abbas Mohd Shariff terhadap aspek pendidikan ‘nilai’ dan kaitannya dengan tradisi pendidikan Islam menjadi teras perbincangan kertas ini. Dengan mengemukakan pandangan para sarjana Islam awal, kertas ini mengaitkan konsep ‘nilai’ pegangan Dr Abbas yang terbukti sehaluan dengan beberapa teori pendidikan Islam.
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    Singathology: 50 new works by celebrated Singaporean writers
    (National Arts Council, 2015)
    Gwee, Li Sui
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    Azhagiya Pandiyan
    The first of its kind, this two-volume anthology comprises fifty specially-commissioned new works from past recipients of the prestigious Cultural Medallion or Young Artist Award. Commemorating the nation’s Golden Jubilee, this book celebrates the rich polyphony of Singapore’s literary creative voices. Traversing genres and generations, readers will encounter poetry, prose, comics and plays. Pieces written in Chinese, Malay and Tamil are accompanied by English translations, which ensure that important literary voices are heard in English for the first time. This book is a significant milestone in Singaporean literature.
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    From laissez-faire to standardized tests to holistic assessment: Efforts to infuse “authentic intellectual quality” into the Malay language assessment tasks in Singapore
    Secular education in the form of Malay school was not introduced in Singapore until the coming of the British colonial in late 19th century. In the early years of its inception, teaching and learning, including assessments in Malay school very much replicated the practices of the long-prevailing religious schools or the madrasah. This paper traces the development of assessment practices of Malay school and in Malay language as a subject when Malay school was abolished in 1980s due partly to the growing importance of national schools in Singapore. With economic survival, industrialization, and globalization as the driving force for a series of educational restructuring throughout the life of the city-state, the assessment too, was driven by these factors and, hence, its continual reforms. While the narrative of assessment reforms of the Malay school and the Malay language forms the first part of this paper, the second part covers recent efforts to infuse “authentic intellectual quality” into teachers’ assessments tasks. The criteria of “authentic intellectual quality” will be presented.
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