Counsellors Practices of Ethnic and Religious Factors in Secondary Schools

Mohamed Sharif, Mustaffa and Amalia, Madihie and Prashanth, Talwar Yadar and Aqeel, Khan (2017) Counsellors Practices of Ethnic and Religious Factors in Secondary Schools. In: International Conference on Social Sciences and Education, 21 - 23 November 2017, Bali World Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This study explored the everyday experiences of Muslims’ school counsellors as they encounter and negotiate ethnic and religious contextual factors in their practices in Malaysian secondary schools. Specially, the study also explored how Muslims’ school counsellors adapt their generic, Western-oriented training models and practices to the needs of everyday practice in Malaysian society. In particular, the researcher investigated the influence of multi-ethnicity of students and diversity of religion in their counselling contexts. A major difficulty is that much of the literature appears to be general, theoretical or ideological, rather than based on the actual experiences of practicing counsellors in the countries concerned. In order to focus on experience of counsellors, a qualitative case study approach was used. The researcher examined the practice of eleven Muslims’ school counsellors in the district of Muar, using a combination of interviews, observation and document analysis. The data suggested that counsellors actively adapt their training models in various ways in relation to the two factors studied. Counsellors perceived a considerable gap between what they learned in their university training course and the knowledge and skills required for actual practice

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counsellor, Ethnic, Religious Factors, Secondary School, Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 06:17
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 06:17
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19242

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