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Vardanyan, Shushanik; Ernest, James M.; Perkins, Fran – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Using ethnography and case study approaches from qualitative methodology, this study examined a Syrian immigrant child's language acquisition and culture adaptation in the United States. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with the teachers and the mother of the child, participant observations during home visits, and field notes…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Language Acquisition, English Language Learners, Immigrants
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Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Abdullah, Anna Christina – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Multicultural education is crucial in promoting cross-cultural understanding, recognition, and celebration of diversity in Malaysia-one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Preschool teachers play central roles in laying the foundation for cultural acceptance and positive racial interaction during early childhood. This study aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education
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Kharuddin, Azrul Fazwan; Kamaruddin, Saadi Ahmad; Kamari, Muhamad Naim; Mustafa, Zaida; Azid, Norazura – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
In Malaysia, most parents prefer to choose registered early childhood learning centers ("TASKA"), due to their perceptions that the centers are with quality services and well-observed by the government authority. In this quantitative research, the main objective is to identify the best model to represent the contributing factors which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neonates, Arithmetic, Mathematics Skills
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Ompok, Connie Cassy; Teng, Ling Mei; Pang, Vincent; Mun, Ho Chong; Abdullah, Anna Christina; Sapirai, Jaini – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Learning through picture books is a method which is widely used in preschools to teach mathematics. However, the research findings on the benefits of using picture books in learning mathematics remain inconclusive. This study aimed to i) investigate the effects of a picture book entitled "What Are the Numbers?" (a picture book made up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numbers, Picture Books, Plants (Botany)
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Khiu, Alexander L.; Hamzah, Hazalizah – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Current mobile media presence in the lives of young children are at an all-time high prompting the need for studies to examine this phenomenon. The current study aims to describe the trends of gadget use and to explore the relationship between gadget use duration and psychosocial adjustment variables among Malaysian pre-schoolers. The respondents…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Social Adjustment, Handheld Devices, Foreign Countries
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Nachiappan, Suppiah; Damahuri, Afiqah Ahmad; Ganaprakasam, Charles; Suffian, Sandra – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
The main aim of this study is to observe the application of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in teaching and learning through Communication component and Spiritual, Attitudes and Values component in preschool. This study was conducted using qualitative method and also using Daily Lesson Plan (DLP) of a practicum teacher at the kindergarten that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Zhang, Di; Wang, Zhibo; Elliot, Robert – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
The process of the language acquisition of children is reflected in two aspects; language structure and pragmatic functions. Data from "The Longtime Tracing Oral Corpus of Typical Development Children" (one child; 2,367 sentences) are analyzed. This study examines the child's sentence final particle (SFP) "ba", in which we…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Chinese, Case Studies, Language Acquisition