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Leong, Che Kan; Tse, Shek; Ki, Wing; Loh, Elizabeth – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
The present study aimed at developing young children's knowledge of the structure and function of orthographic components of Chinese characters and words. Grade 2, eight-year-old Chinese children (N = 541) were taught a twelve-week training programme in two quasi experimental conditions: analytic and synthetic approach (ASA), and integrated…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Memorization, Drills (Practice)
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Leong, Che Kan; Ho, Man Koon – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
We trained 36 12-year-old Chinese students with reading disorders in the analysis, synthesis and integration of orthographic constituents of semantic and phonetic "bujians" (radicals); and also their writing (spelling and composing) skills. These target students were compared with 37 age-controls in a pre-test and post-test design on a…
Descriptors: Semantics, Test Construction, Reading Difficulties, Multivariate Analysis
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Leong, Che Kan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2002
This article discusses the role of phonological and morphological processing in learning to read and spell. Studies on the effect of morphological processing on reading and spelling are outlined. It is suggested that the trend is toward a cross-linguistic framework and studies of psycholinguistic and neurocognitive levels of reading processes.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology, Mental Retardation
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Leong, Che Kan – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1993
This paper argues for the role of an applied cognitive science perspective in education. It discusses the relevance and inadequacy of the brains metaphor and the computing metaphor, the parallel distributed processing nature of learning, and the importance of situational variables. Contributions of applied cognitive science to mathematics,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education