SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES OF BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHER IN MALAYSIA
Keywords:Business Education teachers, professional skills, attributes, demographics
Unemployment and dissatisfaction among employers are issues that need to be tackled order to align courses and academic programmes in public higher learning institutions (PHLIs). Curriculum, academics, publications, researches, facilities, administrations and students’ input are some of the factors at PHLIs that influence students' learning. Students will understand the importance of evaluating their knowledge, skills and attributes better when they have been in the working environment. Effective educators must possess professional skills and attributes that will be examples to students, colleagues and members of their community. Business graduates in education are expected to understand and able to disseminate the theories and practices in the business world. Therefore, this research aims to: assess the importance of skills and attributes deem important in the field of business education as ranked by the teachers themselves: assess the development the skills and attributes among the teachers; and look at differences in the development level of the skills and attributes base on demographic factors. Statistical tests such as mean scores and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were employed to answer the research questions involved.