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Title: The involvement of parents in developing reading skills and temperament among preschool study in Johor Bahru
Authors: Soo, Mee Chee
Keywords: Reading habits
Pre-school children
Johor Bahru
Parents involvement
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: University of Malaya
Abstract: Broad knowledge is a key for success in the information age. Building the right reading habits is one of the effective ways to obtain knowledge, and it has become an essential task for educators at all levels, especially in preschool education. The aim of this study was to identify and assess the involvement of parents in development of their preschool children's reading behavior, temperament and literacy skills The sample for study comprised the children in a pre-school located at Johor Bahru. Four sets of instrument were used to assess the children's literacy skills, children's preferred interest, parents' preferred interest, and also parents' and children's temperament. A total of 110 children were surveyed, and 66 of the children responded. The study identified the effects of parents' involvement and their background on the children's literacy skills and reading habits. It had also identified the relationship between reading habit, literacy skill and temperament. The findings showed that the parental involvement and parental role model were very important to their children's reading habits and temperament. Parents should involve more into the children lifestyle, and set a good example for the children, in order for the children to acquire the right reading habits and temperament. The findings of this study could become useful information for parents and educators to plan the most effective way to cultivate reading habit on the children. At the end of the report, the researcher puts forward recommendations for parents based on the findings. She had also recommended possible further studies on this issue, which involve conducting the study in different areas and ethnic groups.
Description: Dissertation (M.L.I.S.) -- Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, 2005.
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/695
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