Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Ethnic Relations Course using the CIPP Model: A Performance at the Sultan Idris Education
Siti Noranizahhafizah Boyman

Siti Noranizahhafizah Boyman, Department of Social Studies & Citizenship, Universiti Pendiddikan Sultan Idris UPSI, Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 28 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 July 2019 | PP: 430-438 | Volume-8 Issue-2S2 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10690782S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1069.0782S219
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Abstract: The aim of this article was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Ethnic Relations Course in inculcating unity among students at the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). This was because the purpose of the course was to foster unity by forming a positive attitude and mind-set among the students. This study used the CIPP (Context, Input, Process, and Product) program evaluation model introduced by Stufflebeam (1967). Surveys and interviews were used to achieve all the objectives of this study. The data used were more detailed as they covered empirical and non-empirical aspects of the field of study. However, this article focused only on the learning outcomes of the Ethnic Relations Course (Product), namely, the level of unity among the students and how it is related to the demographic factors. Five findings were made in this study. Firstly, the results of the analysis revealed that the course had a positive impact on the level of unity among the students, where 99.5 percent of the respondents were able to respect their friends of other races. Secondly, 98.8 percent of the students were willing to help their friends of other races when they were in difficulties. Thirdly, 98.3 percent of the students were tolerant of each other, that is, they could sit together with those from other ethnic groups in the lecture room. Fourthly, 98 percent of them were proud of the ethnic diversity in Malaysia. Finally, the findings showed that demographic factors such as gender, ethnicity, religion and place of residence did not affect the level of unity among the students. The results of this study suggest that the students at the university have responded well to the Ethnic Relations Course and to unity. Hence, with these findings, this study dismisses the allegation that the students at the university do not mix with those of other races. The unity among the students at this university is at a good and satisfactory level.
Keywords: (Ethnic Relations; CIPP Model; Effectiveness; Unity; UPSI; Students).
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems