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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Investigating Literacy Involvement of Young Children in Malaysia

Dr. Mahzan Arshad.

The participant of this study were two kindergarten children selected based on their achievement in learning literacy at young age. The finding of the study reveals that home environment is most important factor in literacy achievement in early years of schooling. It was found that home and parenting influenced children's reading and writing ability. The study shows that parent role as models are the most important factor for literacy learning for young children. Evidence also shows that parent who fail to indulge in literacy activities at home contribute towards children's difficulties to acquire literacy skills in school.


Dr. Mahzan Arshad  (Malaysia)
Associate Professor
Department of Language & Literacy
University Malaya

Dr. Mahzan Arshad is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University Malaya has been teaching in schools and university for the past 23 years. He has wide experience in education, especially in the teaching of language and literacy in schools and university. He writes widely in the field since he starts his career as a teacher.

  • Literacy Involvement at Young Age

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)