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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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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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Razali, Fadhlina Mohd; Aziz, Nor Azah Abdul; Salim, Siti Aishah; Rasli, Roznim Mohamad; Zulkefly, Nur Farah – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of free rotate gesture used in multi-touch screen design on pre-school children's achievement in learning shape. Multi-touch screen design enables users to perform multiple finger gestures such as free rotate, pinch and spread. The gestures are often selected because it is similar to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Academic Achievement, Geometry
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Binti Ali, Siti Rahaimah – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2017
Preschool education focuses on the efforts to provide fun and meaningful learning opportunities to children aged four to six years old. The main focus is the process of teaching and learning which is children-centered, emphasis on the findings inquiry concept, the use of integrated teaching and learning, thematic learning, learning through…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Play
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Omar, Ainon – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2016
Vocabulary knowledge and acquisition plays an important role in learning a second language as well as developing children's literacy skills. The effectiveness of the read-aloud technique to increase children's vocabulary knowledge and construction of meaning has been widely studied. Teachers need to employ effective instructional strategies to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development
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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