Perceptions of Pupils towards Chinese Literature Texts, Factors Influencing Mastery of Chinese Language and Effective Teaching Methods in Teaching Literature Texts


  • Liew Chiat Ing University of Malaya
  • Chew Fong Peng University of Malaya



Chinese literature texts, Pupils’ perceptions, Effective teaching methods, Chinese-medium primary school


The purpose of the study was to identify the pupils’ perceptions towards the use of Chinese literature texts, factors in influencing the mastery of Chinese language and the effective teaching methods in teaching literature texts among the Chinese-medium primary school pupils. The theory used in this survey research was Children’s Literature Theory (Kow, 2002). Research sample of 216 year five pupils were drawn from six Chinese-medium primary schools, either in urban area or rural area in Hulu Langat, Selangor. Questionnaire was used to gather the information needed for the data analysis. The results of the study showed that the pupils basically showed positive perceptions towards the literature texts. The main factors in influencing the pupils’ performances in Chinese language were the factors of teachers, peers and parents. Besides, the pupils showed positive perception towards students-centered approaches that apply teaching aids in teaching Chinese literature. Hence, teachers must equip themselves with effective teaching methods in order to generate young generation who appreciate literature.


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Author Biographies

Liew Chiat Ing, University of Malaya

Department of Language & Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Chew Fong Peng, University of Malaya

Department of Language & Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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How to Cite

Ing, L. C., & Peng, C. F. (2018). Perceptions of Pupils towards Chinese Literature Texts, Factors Influencing Mastery of Chinese Language and Effective Teaching Methods in Teaching Literature Texts. ABC Research Alert, 6(1), Malaysia.



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