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Majalah Pendidik piece
The front page of my article in Majalah Pendidik (Educator Magazine) November 2018

Through the magic of Twitter, I got the opportunity to write an article reflecting on my experience participating in the summer school at the University of Helsinki titled “Finnish Education System from the Perspective of Comparative Education Research” in Majalah Pendidik (Educator Magazine), a monthly publication on education in Malaysia. I previously wrote about the experience on this blog a few months ago here.

In this article, I ruminate on the lessons on equity from the Finnish education system and the relevance for the Malaysian context, where equity is an explicit target in the anchor policy document, the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 (Preschool to Postsecondary Education). I argue that the commitment to equity in education must be tied to broader goals for equity and justice at the societal level. Diversity in cultures, ethnicity and languages in Malaysia should also be seen as a strength that can be leveraged on to meet the equity targets set in the Blueprint.

What’s special about this article is that it is written in Malay, the national language of Malaysia and my mother tongue. The last time I wrote a proper essay in Malay was definitely more than 10 years ago when I sat for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination at the end of secondary education. Glad to see I can still write somewhat coherently in formal Malay, though I definitely need more practice.

Saya harap saya berpeluang untuk menerbitkan penulisan sebegini lagi! (I hope I get a chance to publish more of this kind of writing!).

To cite this article:

Aizuddin, M. A. (2018, November). Finland Cerminan Ekuiti Pendidikan Negara. Majalah Pendidik, 15-17

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