School Innovativeness as Predictors of School Performance in Malaysian Primary Schools
This study is an attempt to explore the level of school innovativeness and its prediction towards school performance as perceived by teachers. The data was collected using survey questionnaire from the sample of 324 teachers from primary schools in Johor, Perak, Pahang and Selangor. Subsequently, the collected data was analysed using descriptive analysis, One-way ANOVA and multiple regression. The result showed that Malaysian schools practiced moderate level of innovativeness as overall. However, National Type Tamil schools practiced higher level of innovativeness in comparison with National schools and National Type Chinese schools based on teacher’s perception. Apart from that, the result also showed that teachers perceived school innovativeness significantly predict the school performance. With the result obtained, this study proposed some recommendations to the ministry, policy makers as well as researchers to improve school performance in Malaysian primary schools.
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