Children Literature: What do they say?

By Nik Rafidah Nik Affendi, Normaliza Abd Rahim, Arbaie Sujud and Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Children literature consists of all creative and imaginative writing focusing on reading, leisure and evaluation by children. Basically children literature covers most quality books suitable for children. The objectives of this paper are to identify the interest of university students toward the research of children’s literature and to list out the types of children story that arouse the interest of the students to research on. 30 postgraduate students from Universiti Putra Malaysia studied the children literature in a group. They have formed six groups and each group has five members. The findings were analysed by using the qualitative approach. The students were given a set of questionnaires. It is found that the students were interested to research on children literature and they have a list of perceptions, assumptions and views towards children literature.

Keywords: Children Literature, Perception

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.9-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.421MB).

Dr. Nik Rafidah Nik Affendi

Lecturer, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr Nik Rafidah Nik Affendi is a lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim

Senior Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Arbaie Sujud

Lecturer, Head of Department, Department of Malay Language,Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication,, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Arbaie Sujud is a senior lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia. Currently he is the head of Malay Language Department. He teaches literature and multimedia and interested in research and development.

Dr. Vijayaletchumy Subramaniam

Senior Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


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