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Kampung: Its meaning and significance from children’s literature
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Nur Hafizah Abd Rahim. (2017). Kampung: Its meaning and significance from children’s literature. Unpublished manuscript, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Kampung is regarded as a place rich with its tradition and values towards the Malay community. However, due to the vast changes made over a period of time, Singaporeans, especially the younger generations are not able to experience and understand the significance of a kampung. Hence, in order to revive the glory and significance of a kampung among the children in Singapore, efforts such as the utilization of children’s literature was done. Children’s literature is a powerful avenue that were able to foster and develop the concept and meaning of a kampung to its children readers. Thus, in this research, researcher explores how kampung themes is reflected and analyses the effectiveness of this themes through the usage of illustrations and narrative descriptions. Overall, the illustrations in all the selected books had proven its effectiveness in portraying the kampung themes to a large extent.
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