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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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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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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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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