The Readiness of Secondary School Teachers for Sustainable Oil Palm Themed-based Teaching and Learning

Article history:
Received: 5 January 2022
Accepted: 4 March 2022

Available online: 8 April 2022

Page number: 21 – 29

Author: Muhanizah Ahmad Mokhtar1 ; Nurfaradilla Mohamad Nasri1 ; Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin1 ; Nurul Illianida Roslan1 and Wan Nor Fadzilah Wan Husin2

Numerous educational programs were introduced to create awareness and interest in Malaysian oil palm industry among students. However, to date, those programs were only conducted informally via campaigns run by the industry players. For that reason, this study is being carried out to identify and ascertain whether school teachers are prepared to introduce a new education program on ‘Sustainable Oil Palm Industry’ to be implemented as part of formal education in lower secondary schools. Following this, 421 lower secondary school teachers were surveyed with questionnaires distributed online through media social. The collated information and data were studied descriptively to establish its frequencies, percentages and mean values. The findings of this analysis show that the level of preparedness of the teachers in terms of related knowledge is considered at ‘moderate level’. It was also found that to be successful in the implementation of this program, teachers need to be provided with sufficient information and knowledge in this particular subject. In addition, adequate trainings and teaching aids should also be provided in line with the requirements of the existing school curriculum.

1 Faculty of Education,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

2 Ministry of Education Malaysia,
62604 Putrajaya, Malaysia.

* Corresponding author e-mail:
muhanizah@gmail.com