The role of teachers in unity formation among secondary school students

  • Parvathy Rajan Naidu Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Norliza Abdul Majid Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Jaya Kumar Veerasamy Faculty of Human Development, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Nur Azila Ismail Faculty of Human Development Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjung Malim, Perak MALAYSIA
Keywords: The Role of Teacher, Formation of Unity, Secondary School Students

Abstract

The Ministry of Education Malaysia often emphasizes the issue of unity. Teachers have become the bridge to connect government policy to students. The role of teachers is very important in the formation of unity among high school students. This study was conducted to examine to which extent teachers play a role in the formation of unity among secondary school students. This is a qualitative study, using a case study method and using interviews and observations as the study instrument. A total of 6 students and 3 teachers were taken as samples from 3 secondary schools with multiracial students. Findings show that teachers play a high role in the formation of high school students' unity. Various efforts involving teachers form the basis for the formation of unity. The role of teachers in the classroom, outside the classroom and the role of teachers as role models to students are among the aspects studied. The data were collected as a result of interviews and observations and then analyzed to obtain a conclusion. Therefore, it can be concluded that the unity among students becomes a responsibility of schoolteachers with infinite teacher involvement. This study can explain that teachers can realize the aspirations of the country from the aspect of unity.

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Published
2021-06-28
How to Cite
Rajan Naidu, P., Abdul Majid, N., Veerasamy, J. K., & Ismail, N. A. (2021). The role of teachers in unity formation among secondary school students. Jurnal Pendidikan Bitara UPSI, 14(1), 54-61. https://doi.org/10.37134/bitara.vol14.1.6.2021