An Evaluation of a Diploma in English Programme: Students' Performance in Industrial Training

Maizatulliza Muhamad, Hasimah Jaafar, Azizah Atan

Abstract


Programme evaluation is an essential part of any specific teaching and learning programme. The results of the evaluation, among others, would inform the relevance of the courses offered to the students in relation to their future in the working world This research study was an evaluation conducted to determine the extent to which the structure of a Diploma in English programme prepares students for the working world as well as the extent to which the graduates produced meet the requirements of the industry. The evaluation was carried out by investigating the performance of 69 students undergoing their industrial training. The data were collected through surveys and interviews. In addition to the students, 35 site supervisors were also surveyed and interviewed. The results revealed that the Diploma in English students were prepared for the working world and they had the qualities required by the industry. The results of the study also highlighted some issues on the additional courses needed for the betterment of the programme. Based on the findings of this research study, some changes were introduced in the programme which enforces the significance of the evaluation conducted. 


Keywords


Evaluation, Education Programme Evaluation, Industrial Training, Programme Evaluation.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v6i9.1260

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