Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Frank L. Steeves

Second Advisor

Carl Thom


The formation of the Malaysian educational system followed the British educational system which is a highly centralized system. However, there seem to be problems with a centralized system. For example, lack of innovation and motivation on the part of teachers -- prevaling [sic] lecture-type classroom; insufficient evaluation of teachers by supervisors; and principals more involved with administrative work. This essay will look into a possible and feasible solution through a decentralized process to overcome these problems by a proposal to decentralize (a selected one or numerous) district offices of education in Malaysia on a trial basis .