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|Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
|The objective of this research is to determine teacher’s understanding of the concept and teaching strategies of the Malay Literature Component in the Malay Languge subject. It was carried out in eleven secondary school in Larut, Matang and Selama district. The research includes hundred of teachers teaching the Malay Language subject. Out of the 100 respondents, 50 were lower secondary teachers and 50 were upper secondary teachers. The number of respondents according to gender are 21 male teachers and 79 female teachers. A survey was conducted to obtain data on teachers’ understanding of the concept and teaching strategies of the Malay Literature Component in the Malay Language subject. Statistics analysis , descriptive, mean and standard division were utilized to examine the level of understanding of the concept and teaching strategies. In addition, inferential statistic analysis of “ t test and Pearson Correlation” used to analyze the relationship between dependent variables and independent variables. The result of the survey indicated a high level of understanding among teachers’ teaching the Malay Language subject with regards to concept and teaching strategies of the Malay Literature Component in the Malay Language subject. However, there is still a lack of understanding about the concept and difference between the Malay Literature Component in the Malay Language Subject and the Malay Literature (Elective Subject) among teachers. Furthermore, the Malay Language syllabus (Revised Edition) did not give a clear view on this, thus resulting in same disagreeing that the Malay Literature Component in the Malay Language subject could help students to produce good writing skill. As a result, there is a weakness in the planning of language skill in teaching. Finally, understanding the concept will foster a positive relationship in the teaching strategies, and teachers who understand the concept will utilize these in their strategies in teaching the subject.
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