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The Importance of Psychological Development for Malaysian Students in Facing Vision 2020

Noh Bin Amit, and Rafidah Aga Mohd Jaladin, (2007) The Importance of Psychological Development for Malaysian Students in Facing Vision 2020. Masalah Pendidikan, 30 (2). pp. 117-127. ISSN 0126-5024

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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
University of Malaya. Faculty of Education.


The objective of this article is to discuss the importance of student’s psychological development in facing the challenges of Vision 2020. Firstly, this article introduces the student and their development scenario in Malaysia. Secondly, this article will describe various psychological effects as a result of national and global development such as their effect on the economy, social and politics on the psychological development and welfare of students. Thirdly, the article will discuss the importance of psychological development for children to prepare them for Vision 2020. Fourthly, this article explains the preparation to develop youth psychologically and the challenges to the Malaysian government. Lastly, this article proposes ideas and approaches in preparing the psychological development of students in facing Vision 2020.

Tujuan artikel ini adalah untuk membincangkan kepentingan perkembangan psikologi kepada pelajar Malaysia dalam mendepani Wawasan 2020. Pertama sekali artikel ini memperkenalkan pelajar dan senario perkembangan di Malaysia. Keduanya, artikel ini menghuraikan pelbagai kesan psikologi akibat pembangunan negara dan global seperti kesan ekonomi, sosial, dan politik ke atas perkembangan psikologi dan kesejahteraan pelajar. Ketiganya, artikel ini membincangkan kepentingan perkembangan psikologi kepada pelajar dalam menyediakan mereka untuk Wawasan 2020. Keempatnya, artikel ini menerangkan persediaan untuk perkembangan psikologi remaja dan cabarannya kepada Kerajaan Malaysia. Akhir sekali, artikel ini mencadangkan idea and pendekatan dalam persediaan kepada perkembangan psikologi pelajar dalam mendepani Wawasan 2020.

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