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Lee, Joohi; Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This study was designed to investigate children's abilities to count and make quantitative comparisons. In addition, this study utilized reasoning questions (i.e., how did you know?). Thirty-four preschoolers, mean age 4.5 years old, participated in the study. According to the results, 89% of the children (n = 30) were able to do rote counting and…
Descriptors: Computation, Children, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Online Submission, 2011
Cultural capital benefits Asian immigrant children when they become language brokers. This skill can also benefit their parents and families in the United States. Language brokering may shape and possibly enhance students' academic performance and can further children's linguistic and academic achievement. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Children, Cultural Capital
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Peng, Hsin-Hui; Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The study examines whether elementary school students in Taiwan who had received Montessori education achieved significantly higher scores on tests of language arts, math, and social studies than students who attended non-Montessori elementary programs. One hundred ninety six children in first, second, and third grade participated in the study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Montessori Method, Scores
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Choi, Dong Hwa; Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Education 3-13, 2011
This study explores changes in children's social skills after a cognitive-social skills model intervention. The intervention was conducted over a period of 12 weeks within a regular preschool setting. Sixteen children including four considered to have low social skills participated in the study. Data analysis revealed that the four children with…
Descriptors: Play, Intervention, Preschool Children, Case Studies
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Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Childhood Education, 2008
One of the top reasons immigrants give for coming to the United States is a desire to provide better educational and economic opportunities for their families and children. Immigrants voice this sentiment regardless of their educational level, financial standing, or country of origin. Immigrant children express the same intentions about education…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parents, Parent Student Relationship, Cultural Differences
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Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Childhood Education, 2007
Children are often far more gifted than their parents or teachers realize--and in different ways. IQ tests do not measure creative talent. Most children start life with valuable creative potential. Unfortunately, many of them have it knocked out of them, so to speak, by the time they reach the 4th grade. It is not that parents and teachers…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Creativity, Parent Role, Academically Gifted
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Lee, Joohi; Md-Yunus, Sham'ah; Son, Won In; Meadows, Michelle – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This study is an examination of preschool-age English speaking children's interactive play behaviours with a non-English speaking child (NEC). The play types of a NEC were reported using the Parten's categories of solitary, parallel and interactive play. In addition, English-speaking children's interactive play with a NEC were reported in this…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Play, Non English Speaking, Case Studies