Vol.9, No.3, August 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

The Attitude of Primary School Teachers towards STEM Education


Wong Kah Wei, Siti Mistima Maat


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1243-1251, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM93-53, August 2020.


Received: 13 April 2020.

Revised:   12 August 2020.
Accepted: 19 August 2020.
Published: 28 August 2020.




The main purpose of this study was to determine the level of teachers' attitude towards STEM education as well as the attitudinal disparity between male and female students. The questionnaire which has 29 items using a 5-point Likert scale was administered to 310 primary school mathematics teachers. Descriptive analysis and independent t-tests were applied to solve the research questions. The results showed that the attitude of the primary school mathematics teacher was moderate and there were no significant differences in the attitude of the primary school mathematics teacher by gender. Overall, the findings of this study are expected to raise awareness among the relevant parties. Efforts from the ministry is a vital need to enhance teachers' attitude towards STEM education and fulfil the national interest in producing a competitive generation.


Keywords –STEM, attitude, teacher, mathematics, primary school.



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