Teachers’ Teaching Practice and Student Achievement in Basic Economics—A Comparison in Two Types of Schools in Malaysia

  •  Termit Singh    
  •  Sashi Krishnan    


The purpose of this study is to compare teachers’ teaching practice based on students’ perception towards achievement in the subject of Basic Economics between two different types of secondary schools in Malaysia, the National Secondary Schools (SMK) and Chinese National Type Secondary Schools (SMJK) in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The respondents involved in this study consist of 125 17 year old students from four SMK schools and 125 students from three SMJK schools in Penang. Survey method was employed in the data collection. The quantitative data obtained was analysed using the SPSS. The research shows that there are significant differences between SMK and SMJK in terms of teachers’ teaching practice towards Basic Economics. The result of correlation analysis indicates that correlation between teachers’ teaching practice and the students’ achievement in SMK is significant unlike in SMJK.

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