According to Holland (1998), the match between teacher's characteristics with a specific career choice is essential to the motivation, work satisfaction, achievement, productivity and stability in his career. According to Parson (1908, in Sidek Mohd Noah, 2005), choosing a good career is similar with matching a round peg to a round hole or a square peg to a square hole. Hence, attention should be given in matching "the right person for the right job" when choosing teacher trainee candidates. The important parameters and criteria for selection of potential teacher trainee candidates are personality, interest, achievement, integrity and emotional intelligence. Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI) is used for this purpose.
Format of MEdSI
MEdSI consists of 300 items which are divided into four sections, namely Personality (110 items), Career Interest (60 items), Integrity (70 items) and Emotional Intelligence (60 items).
Purpose of MEdSI
MEdSI was developed to assess the intrinsic qualities of teacher trainee candidates on aspects such as Personality, Career Interest, Integrity and Emotional Intelligence. The information obtained from the assessment is used to select suitable teacher trainee candidates for education degree programmes in Public Institutions of Higher Learning.
Introduction on MEdSI
Title: MEdSI: Panduan Rasmi
Authors: Sidek Mohd Noah, Abdul Malek Abdul Karim & Wan Marzuki Wan Jaafar
Publisher: Oxford Fajar Sdn Bhd
ISBN: 978 983 45 0869 2
Price: RM 9.90
This book is available in major book stores
Introduction to Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI)