UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE)

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Name of Author: 
Abdul Rahim Bin Abdul Jabbar
Institute: 
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Year of completion: 
2010
Country: 
Malaysia
Country of Research Data: 
Malaysia
Language: 
Malay
Abstract: 

This research was to identify the students' perception level towards visual arts in

SMK Seri Bintang Selatan, a Smart School in Kuala Lumpur. The different

perception of the students towards visual arts subject was done based on the chosen

demographic traits. The research also aimed at determining if there was a

significant relationship between students and the factors that motivate them,

(teachers, parents, peers, tools, syllabus, and administration) and identified the main

factors for this problem. The sampling for the research consists of 60 students from

the selected school and instrument used was questionnaire which comprised of two

sections A and B. The section A consists of 15 questions pertaining demographic

information of the students and items to measure students' perception. Whereas,

section B was made up of 15 items that determines the factors that influences

students' perception towards visual arts. The frequency of students' response was

measured by analyzing percentages. It was found that girls have positive perception

compared to boys. The findings of the research were expected to provide

information on the level of students' perception toward visual arts. Subsequently,

this will give opportunity for the researcher to undertake a similar research in

various places.

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