Background

EWRF is dedicated to improving the social, education and economic welfare of the society. Of late, EWRF has embarked keenly on research initiatives to improve and enhance understanding on pressing issues pertaining to education while formally evaluating and assessing its own range of activities.

In August 2011, the research unit of EWRF organized a Round Table Forum to gauge the perceptions of stakeholders and the public at large with regards to the running of Remove Classes in Malaysia. The consensus that was reached during this forum was that Remove Classes should either be removed or retained with considerable revamping. Hence it was evident that to get this consensus across to the policymakers findings have to be presented with empirical evidence.

As such EWRF appointed a Research Task force Team in September 2011 with the aim of conducting a full fledge research on the Remove Class Issue. The team comprises Professor Dr N.S Rajendran, Dr Mahendran Maniam, Ms Shanthi Periasamy, Dr Karthiyani, Dr Ramesh Rao and Ms Jeya Velu.

Aims & Objectives

  • To conduct researches on behalf of EWRF to address existing issues on education particularly about those that relates to academically challenged students.
  • To conduct evaluation of all EWRF’s flagship programmes.
Methods
  • Empirical researches using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Program Evaluation.
Achievement
  1. The research entitled “Exploring Remove Classes in Malaysia; A study to Evaluate Their Effectiveness” began in October 2011.The   study was successfully completed in March 2012. The team has currently embarked on its second research which is expected to be completed by the end of 2013
  2. Programme Evaluation of TEC 2011 – TEC 2011:17 centres involving 34 students, 17 teachers and 17 wardens.
  3. EWRF Educational Conference 2012 – An Education Conference was held from 13-15 September 2012. It was a national level conference which was attended by about 400 people.  There were 3 keynote addresses by prominent educationists, 3 plenary sessions, an Education Forum and 40 papers presented by educationist all over the country.  This first ever conference conducted by EWRF was indeed a huge success.
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