I REFER to the letter, “Teachers want to teach” (NST, May 7), by Hussaini Abdul Karim of Shah Alam. He raised several issues about teachers and teaching. The writer mentioned that at the first National Education Dialogue which he attended, the majority of comments were from teachers who wanted only to teach but were often

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TEACHER TRAINING: Move with the times FRESH START: Kirkby International College breathes new life into the now defunct Malayan Teachers’ Training College in Kirkby, the United Kingdom, which was closed down 50 years ago FANS of the Kampung Boy comic by cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, better known as Lat, fondly remember the character Mrs

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I HAD the honour and pleasure of attending a grand ceremony at Kirkby International College in Cyberjaya and was deeply touched by the presence of so many ex-Kirkby-ites, the then young Malaysians who were sent to the small town of Kirkby, Liverpool, England, to undergo a two-year teacher training programme sponsored by the then young

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KIRKBYITES’ PASSION: Setting up of Kirkby International College in Cyberjaya is representative of the generation of teacher-patriots GREAT leaders in institutions conduct their core business and inspire those in their spheres and beyond, not through control but through vision and inspiration. These are the people who understand Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s observation that “Neither man, nor nation

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Kirkby International College (KIC) plans to build a music college in Perak in an effort to branch out its training for teachers specifically in music training. Its president Bismillah Khatoon Abdul Kader said currently the plan is in the preliminary stage where the college will be signing an agreement with the Perak government for a

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CYBERJAYA: Tidak ada kaedah lebih berkesan dalam proses pengajaran bahasa Inggeris melainkan guru mata pelajaran itu mengajar secara bersemuka dengan pelajar masing-masing, kata Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Beliau bagaimanapun berkata, guru terbabit perlu terlebih dulu menguasai bahasa itu sebaik mungkin sebelum berdepan pelajar mereka .“Malah, masyarakat kampong turut memberi tumpuan terhadap kepentingan

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CYBERJAYA: The Education Ministry will study the Kirkby College Alumni Association’s proposal to send English language trainee teachers to England for training. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the methods used at the Kirkby College in the 1950s produced competent English language teachers. “Trainee teachers studying at the college at the time had a

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Semangat Maktab Kirkby dapat lonjak penguasaan bahasa Inggeris: TPM CYBERJAYA: Tiada kaedah pengajaran yang lebih berkesan melainkan guru menguasai bahasa Inggeris terlebih dulu sebelum berdepan dengan pelajar bagi mengajar bahasa itu, kata Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Timbalan Perdana Menteri berkata, kaedah diguna pakai pada 1950-an yang mana guru dihantar ke Maktab Kirkby, England untuk belajar

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