Sharifah Md Nor is a professor at the Faculty of Educational Studies University Putra Malaysia. Her field of specialization is sociology of education, her focus of study are,rural education,education of the disadvantaged,and effective schools.At present she is the coordinator of The Centre of Basic Research 'CARE'( Children at Risk Education)Faculty of Educational Studies UPM.She has conducted about 20 major resarch and have published her findings in journals,books and proceedings.


Latest publications:
At Risk Children: What Teachers Should Know

This study of 62 children alerts teachers to the problems and specific educational needs of at risk children.

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Students’ Perception of their Teachers’ Teaching Behaviours

Ethics in teaching still remain an important concern regardless of the fast changing technologies in the world of teaching and learning. A study was conducted to explore university students’ perception of their lecturers’ ethical behaviors in the process of teaching.

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Necessary Skills For Success in Higher Learning

The study focuses on identifying whether other factors, apart from academic qualification, are needed to ensure success in higher learning.

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Struggling Students in Low Ability Grouped Classrooms: Standardized Assessments and the Uphill Battle

This paper aims to discuss learning climates of the lower streamed classrooms and the problems teachers face teaching them, in the context of Malaysia’s highly centralized and examination oriented system.

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At-Risk Students' Response to Learning Mathematics and Science in a Second Language

This paper will compare the response of students of differing ability levels in learning content subjects in the first and second language.

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Instructional Leadership Practices of Rural School Principals

Instructional Leadership Practices of Principals from three rural secondary schools with different levels of performance;excellent,average and poor will be discussed based on findings from a qualitative study.

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Critical Thinking: Are Malaysian University Students Engaged?

Critical thinking was measured using four constructs vis-à-vis logical reasoning, visual thinking, inference making, and argumentation. Overall findings indicated that Malaysian students’ critical thinking ability was found to be moderate.

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The Implemention of the Penalty System Programme in Schools from the Perspectives of Teachers and Students

Findings of a case study regarding the effectiveness of Penalty System With Merit and Penalty System Without Merit based on the perceptions of secondary school teachers and students is discussed.

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They Passed with Flying Colours, but why are they Failing Now?

An investigation of pre-university students failing and their reasons as to why they failed despite their excellent performance in high school

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Intervention Program for Early Readers: The Teething Problems

This paper reports a preliminary qualitative study to examine a reading intervention program. Findings reveal there are several teething problems that should be addressed.

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