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Journalism education in Malaysia: dancing with UNESCO'S model curricula

Ismail, Awan and Ismail, Rizalawati and Aripin, Norizah and Yusof, Norhafezah (2015) Journalism education in Malaysia: dancing with UNESCO'S model curricula. International Journal of Science Commerce and Humanities, 3 (3). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2052-6164

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Globally, journalism education is undergoing significant changes in lieu of the ongoing technological evolution.In recognition of the importance of journalism education and how it shapes journalism practices globally, in 2007 UNESCO has mapped out a framework for journalism education, especially for developing countries.This study seeks to identify the core values, knowledge, and skills needed in Malaysian journalism education and ascertain the degree to which they align with the model of journalism curriculum for developing countries proposed by UNESCO.To this end, the study conducted in-depth interviews with journalism scholarsin Malaysian public universities and senior practitioners from media organisations.The results showthe majority of educational components recommended by UNESCO are not compatible with journalism educationin Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Journalism education, curriculum, Malaysia, UNESCO
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mdm. Awan Ismail
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 03:01
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 03:01
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21782

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