Monday, March 17, 2008

Mother vs Children

Mothers are considered as the primary caregivers and thus one of the most influential persons in the life of their children either in this life and the hereafter. Mothers determine the happiness of their children. Every single step that mothers take to educate and raise their children contribute to the well-being of their children.

~Siti Aishah Hassan et. Al, 2005~

Siti Aishah Hassan, Abdullah Seif Abdullah, Hasan Langgulung & Noriah Ishak, 2005. Fostering mother-child relationship via creator-creature relationship: A structural equation modelling analysis, Jurnal Psikologi Malaysia, (19), p69-82.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Diploma Syndrome

"Today, our universities is only teach career. For example, if a student learns to become engineer, he will not be taught the broader function of education and the aim of becoming an engineer. These students should be educated to think intellectually the purpose of becoming an engineer, how should he contribute as a good citizen, and how could he help the nation in uplifting the quality of life."

~Prof. Syed Husein Alatas~
*Syed Husein Alatas in Mohamad Zahir Zainuddin, 2003. Empowering education in Malaysia: Continuing the tradition of excellence, Malaysian journal of social policy and society, (3) p136