MALAY LANGUAGE TEACHER LEADERSHIP IN MANAGING PEDAGOGY AND THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY POST COVID-19
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The COVID-19 pandemic that hit the world has caused changes in human life including the world of education. Among the changes that occur in education is the management of education that focuses on complete technological dependence. This study aims to identify the leadership of pedagogical management and the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) among Malay Language teachers as well as synthesize the influence of pedagogy and the use of ICT on the achievement of Malay Language among students. Questionnaires were distributed to a total of 300 randomly selected high school Malay teachers from the state of Selangor. The findings of the study show that the level of Malay teachers in managing pedagogy and using technology is at a high level. Findings also show that Malay language achievement increased starting in 2020 and 2021. From a multiple regression analysis, it was found that Malay language achievement for the year 2020 was influenced by pedagogical knowledge. Next, the achievement for the year 2021 was influenced by the use of technology. Meanwhile, the overall achievement of Malay Language in 2020 to 2021 was influenced by the leadership of Malay Language teachers in managing pedagogy and the use of ICT. The implications are to increase ICT training for Malay language teachers and non-option teachers, as well as revision of the Malay Language curriculum. Teachers need to be constantly exposed to courses and teaching activities that integrate ICT continuously. Findings also provide guidance to the Ministry of Education to enact or improve the Malay language curriculum and increase the professionalism of Malay Language teacher leadership in managing pedagogy and the use of ICT in Malay language teaching.