Agricultural education as a medium for the transmission of Western science during British rule in Malaya, 1905-1957

Arman, E. and Mamat, M.Z. and Hasbullah, M. (2016) Agricultural education as a medium for the transmission of Western science during British rule in Malaya, 1905-1957. History of Education, 45 (5). pp. 587-601. ISSN 0046-760X

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/0046760X.2015.1130268

Abstract

This paper traces the transmission of Western science through the agricultural education sector during the British colonial administration of Malaya. This education system included three levels: elementary, intermediate and the school of agriculture. To understand the process by which Western science was transmitted in Malaya, Basalla’s model was adopted to clarify the vectors of Western science and the types of knowledge disseminated by these vectors, and to identify the mechanisms sustaining scientific research activities outside Europe. This paper shows that the transmission and the diffusion of Western science through education were highly centralised under the British colonial umbrella and closely associated with the agricultural economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural education; Colonialism; Malaya; Transmission; Western science
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 03:52
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 03:52
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18335

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