Parental Cultural Capital Effect On Children's Social Behaviour Among Ethnically Diverse Families In Malaysia

Mamat, nordin (2012) Parental Cultural Capital Effect On Children's Social Behaviour Among Ethnically Diverse Families In Malaysia. In: 5th Upsi-upi Conference On Education, 1-3 Okt 2012, Selangor,malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper explores the influence of parental cultural capital on children’s social behaviour in an ethnically diverse pre-school in Malaysia. Malaysia is unique in the sense that it has multiple school streams while other countries have only one, regardless of ethnicity and language diversity. The paper presents an overview of the children’s social behaviour and role of parental cultural capital to nurturing social behaviour in order to promote national unity among young children at early stage. The present study is guided by cultural capital (Bourdieu, 1977b), which investigates the families domains involved with children’s social behaviour. This theory was derived the research questions which consider the role of cultural capital of parents from the three main ethnic groups in Malaysia affect children’s social behaviour in ethnically diverse settings. The study involves 25 children and their parents and their teacher from one Tabika Perpaduan Negara (National Unity Pre-school) in Malaysia. The children’s naturally occurring social behaviour during classroom activity and free play are recorded through field notes and digital camera. In-depth interviews were conducted with the children, their parents and teacher. The result from analysis of parents’ interview data culminated in the identification of four themes which describe parents’ cultural capital affect that children’s social behaviour include language diversity; respectful; and religious practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Childhood Education > Early Childhood Education
Divisions: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 02:45
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 02:45
URI: http://merr.utm.my/id/eprint/2348

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