The study was conducted to identify factors that encourage and hinder the participation of education service officer’s in lifelong learning. A total of 400 teachers was involved as respondents in this study. The study was a quantitative research that uses the survey method. Data were collected through feedback from the respondents using questionnaire. Quantitative data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software version 24.0. The results show that the overall encouragement factors that encourage participation of teachers in lifelong learning (LLL) are at high level. Whereas the barrier factors that obstructive teacher participation in LLL are at the moderate level. This study can provide information to training centre and institution to plan appropriate course and training that fulfil the need of the teacher. Meanwhile teacher and school administration can take account the barrier factors that hinder the teacher participation in LLL. In the same time, education service officers can plan their own learning using the information given. The final analysis revealed all 31 items are suitable to measure the encouragement and barrier of participation in lifelong learning. The Results of the pilot study showed that the instrument were very good reliability (α-0.933).
Rosezelenda Abdul Rahman, University Malaya, Malaysia
Ahmad Zabidi Abdul Razak, University of Malaya, Malaysia