International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Jawi in Malay Language Education in Brunei Darussalam: A Review of Empirical Research
Sri Kartika A. Rahman

Abstract
In Brunei Darussalam, since 1985 Jawi education forms one of the components of Malay language education, whether at the primary or secondary school level. This research intends to identify some of the major variables that influence Jawi education process, identify gaps in researches undertaken till now, and explore the implications of current practices and research in Jawi education. The research methodology employed here is based on Creswell review approach. Research findings show that 13 empirical research works related to Jawi- Malay language education in Brunei have been done during the period from 1999 until now. This review indicates that the research on Jawi-Malay language education pertains largely to issues of Jawi spelling ability among students and teachers, students’ and teachers’ perceptions of Jawi as a subject and teachers’ views of the Jawi subject curriculum.

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