Ethnic Relations at School in Malaysia

Challenges and Prospects of the Student Integration Plan for Unity

  • Noriyuki Segawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Noriyuki Segawa
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  3. Noriyuki Segawa
    Pages 7-25
  4. Noriyuki Segawa
    Pages 35-41
  5. Noriyuki Segawa
    Pages 81-83
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 85-102

About this book


This book considers the impact of the Rancangan Integrasi Murid Untuk Parpaduan (RIMUP: Student Integration Plan for Unity), the program developed as a driver towards Malaysian national integration and intended to promote an ideal of ‘unity in diversity’ through enhancing ethnic interaction in primary schools. Based on interview research with government departments, NGOs, and stakeholders at primary schools, this book highlights three main structural challenges to success of the RIMUP: the government’s weak management; the short duration and low frequency of an activity; and low student participation rate. The book also provides concrete suggestions to develop the RIMUP, to improve ethnic relations and to shape the future direction of education policies for the development of national integration, making a significant contribution to Malaysian studies as well as education policy in multi-ethnic countries.


Malaysia and Ethnic Integration RIMUP Program Challenges Education Policy in Malaysian Multi-ethnic Schools Inter-group Contact National Integration and Education Ethnicity and Education Policy in Malaysia

Authors and affiliations

  • Noriyuki Segawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Kindai UniversityOsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9856-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9857-5
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