Pedagogical Content Knowledge among the Teachers of Special Classes of Reading and Memorizing the Qur’an (KKQ) in Kuala Lumpur

Azmil Hashim

Abstract


This study aims to examine the level of pedagogical content knowledge among the teachers of Special Classes of Reading and Memorizing the Qur’an (KKQ) in teaching the Quranic Tajweed in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The implementation of this study involves two groups of respondents, i. e. the group of teachers and the students of KKQ. Data from both groups of respondents were collected using two sets of questionnaires developed by the researchers. Content validity of the questionnaires was conducted by setting up an expert reference panel. Cronbach’s alpha reliability values for all parts of the questionnaire were high (> 0. 9). Quantitative data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential using IBM SPSS V20 to obtain the frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, differences and correlations. Overall, KKQ teachers found to have high level of pedagogical content knowledge in the Quranic Tajweed lessons. The difference analysis showed that significant difference exist on the level of pedagogical content knowledge of KKQ teachers in demographic aspect based on their university background and teaching experience. Meanwhile, correlation analysis found that there was a significant relationship between teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and the student achievement in the Quranic Tajweed lessons of KKQ. The positive findings on the level of knowledge of the contents should be maintained or increased from time to time, as well as identified differences factors should be handled systematically, whereas those aspects that are found to have a relationship with the educational achievements of recitation of the Qur'an must be improved.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n1s1p175


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