PENGURUSAN PEMBANGUNAN KONSEP PERPADUAN DALAM KALANGAN PELAJAR SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN SATU KAJIAN DI KLANG, SELANGOR
Unity is the consolidation of energy, thoughts, ideals and sacrifices in a strong bondage of human relationship. Meanwhile the concept of unity includes attitudes, values, norms and process towards the development of the spirit of patriotism for the nation and society. The study was intended to examine the spirit of patriotism from two dimensions, namely the spirit of patriotism towards the nation and the Malaysian society. In order to create a Malaysian society that love the nation while at the same time sharing the spirit of patriotism among the general Malaysian society, the process of inculcating values of patriotism must begin at an early age. The study that uses the quantitative method uses based on data collected through a survey instrument and analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 21. In essence, this study found that at secondary school education is the best platform for the inculcation and development of the concept of national unity for Malaysia. In this context, the role of the school management was examined to determine the implementation of the concept of national unity in school and its effects particularly on the inculcation of the spirit of patriotism among the ethnically diverse secondary students. The relationship between school management processes with the development of student patriotism is also tested to determine whether the school can influence students’ sense of patriotism to the nation. The results showed that the role of school management affects the students’ sense of patriotism. However, the study also found that the process of implementing the programs concerning patriotism undertaken by the school management has little influence on the inculcation of the spirit of patriotism. This shows the role and initiatives played by schools are still inadequate in developing and inculcating the concept of national unity among secondary school students.