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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 3)
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Differences in Cognitive Process Among Primary School Teacherís Problem Solving Skills

Suppiah Nachiappan, Abdul Aziz Abdul Shukor, Velayudhan P.K. Veeran and Hari Krishnan Andi
Corresponding Author:  Suppiah Nachiappan 

Key words:  Cognitive, primary school, problem-solving skills, teachers, , ,
Vol. 4 , (3): 256-260
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March 29, 2012 April 17, 2012 May 10, 2012
Abstract:

Problem solving skills in cognitive processes of teachers are very important in the challenging field of education. This study aimed to identify the problem solving differences in cognitive process of primary school teachers in the district of Batang Padang, Perak. Sample of study consists of 1520 teachers from 95 primary schools from district of Batang Padang, Perak. This study is in the form of survey. Quantitative data obtained through the questionnaire with the validity of the 8 items are 0.97. Findings of the study of problem solving differences in cognitive processes is high, M = 3.01, SD = 0.35. Respondents by type of school are [National Primary School: M = 3.01, SD = 0.35, n = 990; Chinese Primary School: M = 2.87, SD = 0.28, n = 320; Tamil Primary School: M = 3.21, SD = 0.38, n = 210]. Analyses indicate that the teachers of Tamil Primary School are greater in problem solving differences in cognitive processes compared to teachers of National Primary and Chinese Primary School. The study has signified that there are mean distinction by type of school in problem solving. For National Primary [Chinese Primary: M = 2.80, p<0.05; Tamil Primary: M = -1.16, p<0.05], Chinese Primary [National Primary: M = -2.80, p<0.05; Tamil Primary: M = -3.96, p<0.05] and Tamil Primary [National Primary: M = 1.16, p<0.05; Chinese Primary: M = 3.96, p<0.05]. There are significant differences between National Primary, Chinese Primary and Tamil Primary School in the Tukey differences test on the problem solving in the cognitive process.
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Suppiah Nachiappan, Abdul Aziz Abdul Shukor, Velayudhan P.K. Veeran and Hari Krishnan Andi, 2012. Differences in Cognitive Process Among Primary School Teacherís Problem Solving Skills.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(3): 256-260.
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