Principals Projections on the Malaysian Secondary School Future Curriculum

Saedah Siraj, Azdalila Ali

Abstract


Study on future is involving a time-span to observe future alternatives as well as to identify the greatest events that are mostly like to occur in future while to assist the policy-makers and curriculum-designers to make decision. Longstreet and Shane (1993) however, emphasized that future planning does not mean to change what currently we already possessed instead of focusing on future-probabilities and the obtained-impacts in better future developments. The first basis, according to Saedah Siraj (2008a), is: future is a changing phenomenon compared to present day. The second, human creates something today and in future with what is planned, future-planning is arranged based on values and belief and the future begins from the present moment. Meanwhile, curriculum, or as clarify by Saedah Siraj (2001), is planning or designing education program. In this regards, the principals' projections on the types of future curriculums and curriculum contents at secondary schools in Malaysia would be the central discussion of this article. This study including earlier studies of Saedah Siraj and Mohd Paris Saleh (2003) and Saedah Siraj and Faridah Abdullah (2005) involved future planning/designing education program or as affirms by Saedah Siraj (2008a) is Future Curriculum. In general, the study goal is an attempt to attain consensus of the principals' projections on the types of future curriculums and curriculum contents at secondary schools in Malaysia where the study findings will also be discussed.


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