Lee, M. T. N., Tse, S. K., & Loh, E. K. Y. (2011). The impact of the integrative perceptual approach on the teaching of Chinese characters in a Hong Kong kindergarten. Early Child Development & Care, 181(5), 665-679. doi: 10.1080/03004431003768006.

識字, 教法, 幼兒中文

Title

The impact of the integrative perceptual approach on the teaching of Chinese characters in a Hong Kong kindergarten

Journal

Early Child Development and Care

Year

2011

Vol

Vol. 181
Issue 5
pp665-679

Author

Monique Toi Na LEE, Shek Kam TSE, Elizabeth Ka Yee LOH

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of the integrative perceptual approach (IPA) to enhancing Hong Kong kindergarten children’s Chinese character learning. The study applied the IPA to an experimental group of 29 lower form (K2) children. A group of 30 upper form children taught via traditional methods the year before, served as the control group. Quantitative data consisted of pre‐ and post‐test scores, analysed using dependent and independent t‐testing. It was found that the pupils in the experimental group had significantly improved their ability between pre‐ and post‐testing in three aspects of Chinese character mastery: shape, sound and meaning recognition. The progress made was significantly superior to that made by control group counterparts. Qualitative data gathered through teacher and parent interviews indicated that the pupils in the experimental group displayed increased awareness of the composition of several components and structures of Chinese characters.

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