IDEAS NATIONAL SURVEY OF THE POOR: WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES FACED BY POOR CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOLS?

IDEAS MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 April 2014 To access the policy paper announced in this media statement, please visit http://ideas.org.my/?p=8108 IDEAS NATIONAL SURVEY OF THE POOR: WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISSUES FACED BY POOR CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOLS? The Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) today released a new policy briefing paper [...]

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Private school preference for 74% of the poor

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on March 17, 2014 KUALA LUMPUR: A survey showed that 74% of Malaysian parents from the poorest two-fifths of households would send their children to private schools if the government paid the fees. If fees were affordable, 45% said they would choose private schools. Currently, 51% [...]

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Malaysian education: What do the poor really want?

This paper is an overview of the results of IDEAS’ nationwide education survey of households in the bottom 40 percent. The average household income of the respondents was RM 919 per month. With over 1,200 households surveyed in six states across Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak, the results provide a glimpse into the barriers faced [...]

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The Malaysian Trust School Model: It’s good but is it sustainable?

In 2010 Yayasan AMIR and the Ministry of Education (MOE) embarked on the Trust School Programme, which was billed as a pioneering public-private partnership in education for Malaysia. This involved both organisations working together to improve the quality of learning and teaching in selected government schools. The early success of the programme resulted in a [...]

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