Reading readiness amongst preschool children in Pekanbaru Riau

Rohaty Majzub, Rita Kurnia

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    Abstract

    Reading readiness is an important component of formal schooling. Preschool graduates need to compete with other children in Year One of elementary school. The aim of this study was to examine the reading readiness skills among kindergarten children in Pekan Baru, Riau. Aspects of reading readiness examined were (a) vocabulary, (b) auditory, (c) visual discrimination, and (d) mechanical reading. Reading readiness achievement was examined according to the gender, type of kindergarten and parents' educational background. The sample included 450 preschoolers obtained through stratified random sampling. The instrument used to collect data was Reading Readiness Test (RRT). The data was analyzed using ANOVA and T-test. The findings revealed that there was no significant difference in reading readiness according to gender but there were significant differences according to type of kindergarten and parents' educational background. The reading readiness tests results showed children's high abilities on most of test components. The major implication of the study is to implement effective strategies to enhance reading through parent education and teachers' professional development.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Pages589-594
    Number of pages6
    Volume9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
    Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

    Other

    Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
    CountryEgypt
    CityCairo
    Period29/10/1031/10/10

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    Preschool Children
    preschool child
    Reading
    kindergarten
    parents
    Parents
    Professional Education
    kindergarten child
    Aptitude
    parent education
    Vocabulary
    gender
    elementary school
    vocabulary
    Analysis of Variance
    discrimination
    graduate
    ability
    teacher

    Keywords

    • Preschool
    • Reading readiness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Psychology(all)

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    Majzub, R., & Kurnia, R. (2010). Reading readiness amongst preschool children in Pekanbaru Riau. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 589-594) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.202

    Reading readiness amongst preschool children in Pekanbaru Riau. / Majzub, Rohaty; Kurnia, Rita.

    Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 589-594.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Majzub, R & Kurnia, R 2010, Reading readiness amongst preschool children in Pekanbaru Riau. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 589-594, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.202
    Majzub R, Kurnia R. Reading readiness amongst preschool children in Pekanbaru Riau. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9. 2010. p. 589-594 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.202
    Majzub, Rohaty ; Kurnia, Rita. / Reading readiness amongst preschool children in Pekanbaru Riau. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 589-594
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