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ISSUES IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN MALAYSIA

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Author(s): Karen Kow Yip Cheng

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 9;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 112;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: children | literature | reading | testing | teaching | textbook | learning | resources | language | meaning

ABSTRACT
The Curriculum Development Centre of Malaysia implemented a Children's Contemporary Literature Programme to promote reading among pupils in year 4, 5 and 6 in schools. This paper explores some issues in the teaching and learning of children's literature in Malaysia. It also looks at the role of the teacher as well as the functions of children's literature. Further the English Language textbook and its role with reference to the teaching and learning of literature is analysed in this paper.
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