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ERIC Number: ED454732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 14
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The Use of Children's Literature in Malaysian Kindergartens.
Cheng, Karen Kow Yip
This paper discusses the use of storytelling as a pedagogic tool in Malaysian kindergartens. By listening to stories, the children learn to tell stories that involve communicating meaning. This is an effective learning technique, because stories and storytelling feed the children's imaginations, hone their listening skills, extend their vocabulary, and raise their level of proficiency in the language. This study involved 60 kindergartners from Malay and Chinese families living in a large metropolitan area. Respondents are categorized and analyzed by age, gender, race, and culture. It is concluded that the lack of a local Malaysian literature does not mean that children's literature is any less effective a tool for helping to teach Malaysian children foreign languages. It is argued that foreign literature should be used to the fullest extent possible, and used in tandem with local literature when available. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia