This book focuses on the intertwined relationships between globalisation, nation-building, education, and reform as manifested throughout the modern history of Brunei Darussalam, an Islamic monarchy located on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is the first book dedicated to the examination of Brunei's education system, schooling, teacher education, and society in close connection with the national philosophy Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) or Malay Islamic Monarchy. The authors provide a historical understanding of the country's education and tell Brunei's story of educational reform and change in its own language, narratives, accounts, and unique standpoints. Interdisciplinary chapters draw on significant historical and textual sources in three languages, namely Arabic, English, and Malay, to contribute to scholarship on education studies, international and comparative education, and international and development education.
Phan Le Ha is Senior Professor in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, and Head of International and Comparative Education (ICE) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Phan is also affiliated with the Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Asiyah Kumpoh is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Keith Wood is Professor in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Rosmawijah Jawawi is Senior Assistant Professor in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Hardimah Said is Lecturer in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education at Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Part A. Brunei Education System: Overview, History and Major Reforms
1. History and development of the Brunei education system
2. The National Philosophy of Melayu Islam Beraja and its Impacts on Life and Thought in Brunei
3. Teacher Education at the 2008 Milestone: Introduction of the Master of Teaching and Collaborative Professional Development
4. The Development and Growth of Inclusive Education in Brunei Darussalam
5. Research Trends in English, Mathematics and Science Education in Brunei
Part B. Teacher Education in Focus: Curriculum and Pedagogical Issues, Teachers: Knowledge and Beliefs, and New Developments
6. The introduction of a conceptual understanding teaching procedure to teach difficult concepts in science
7. Characterising the Professional Practice and Seminar in the MTeach Programme
8. The development of beginning teachers' technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK)
9. Changing Teaching, Empowering Teachers: Developing a 21st Century Curriculum through Lesson Study
Part C. From Reform to Teacher Training to Classroom Practice: Prospects and Challenges for Institutions, Schools, Teachers and Students
10. Primary teacher education students' self-perceptions of L1 and L2 use during instruction: a case for translanguaging
11. Standardised testing and students' well-being: A global or local problem?
12. Preschool education in Brunei and educational reforms with SPN21
13. The Internalization of the Noble/Moral Values in the teaching of Melayu Islam
14. Using Technologies to Teach Ethnic Minority Languages: A Case Study of Student Experiences with the Dusun language at Universiti Brunei Darussalam