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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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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
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Aquino, Leticia N.; Mamat, Nordin; Mustafa, Mazlina Che – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2017
The Philippines and Malaysia are members of ASEAN who respond to the challenge of EFA goals and Work Plan on Education 2016-2020, particularly on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 4.2: "By 2030 ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Kindergarten, Elementary School Curriculum
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Bartolome, Melissa T.; Mamat, Nordin; Masnan, Abdul Halim – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2017
Parental involvement refers to the amount of participation a parent has when it comes to the schooling of his/her children. Some schools foster healthy parental involvement, but sometimes parents has hesitations if they will involve themselves with their children's education. It has been advocated in Western countries. However, there is a body of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Early Childhood Education, Parent School Relationship
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Sharkins, Kimberly; Newton, Allison; Causey, Cora; Ernest, James M. – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2017
Although established in the last century, the theories of two well-known psychologists, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky continue to be used throughout the world to prepare teachers and caregivers of young children (ACEI/Wortham, 2013). From an historical perspective, their theories provide insight regarding children's growth, development, and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Piagetian Theory, Learning Theories, Constructivism (Learning)
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Ananthia, Winti; Harun, Charlotte A.; Silawati, Endah – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2016
This study proposes the application of trilingual learning model that employs Sundanese traditional playing as the learning strategy. This article is a part of a bigger ongoing research project investigating the establishment of trilingual learning model in kindergarten. It focuses on the development of lesson plans for the application of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Kindergarten, Play
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Mad Ithnin, Salleh; Habidin, Nurul Fadly; Masnan, Abdul Halim; Mamat, Nordin – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2016
This study is focused on conceptual paper and the purpose of this study is to conduct an empirical investigation into the Malaysian Preschool institutions, focusing on measuring their technical efficiency and productivity changes. This study is to examine the nature of productivity changes by means of bootstrapped Malmquist TFP indices. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Sampling, Statistical Inference
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Ambetsa, Esther Kulundu – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2016
Research in early childhood emphasizes the interplay between the home and the school in enhancing quality holistic experiences of children in the early years. However the rise in industrialization and technological advancements in modern day society have had tremendous effects on childhood experiences that have all along been significant to the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Housework, Urban Areas, Instructional Effectiveness