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Accessibility to Books/Literature
18 January 2018

Accessibility to Books/Literature

 

  • Access to Books in the Home and Adolescent Engagement in Recreational Book Reading: Considerations for secondary school educators
    Major Themes/Theories: Social Practise, Access to Libraries/Books, Mixed Method
    The emphasis on schools’ providing reading materials for students at home is very much on the primary school years, when the skill of reading is being acquired.

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  • Book Ownership and Young Children's Learning
    Major Themes/Theories: Book ownership, parental support, reading motivation,
    Research indicates that there are positive effects when young children read and explore books for pleasure, as such activities help build the skills and knowledge that are critical to schooling.

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  • The Gift of Reading in 2011: Children and Young People's Access to Books and Attitudes towards Reading
    Major Themes/Theories: Engagement, accessibility to books and library, socio-economic backgrounds, and stigmas and stereotypes
    The authors' research has consistently highlighted the link between reading for pleasure and reading attainment.

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  • The Reading Behavior of Junior Secondary Students During School Holidays in Botswana
    Major Themes/Theories: Engagement, accessibility to books, stigmas and stereotypes, perceptions and involvement and socio-economic background
    Despite reports that suggest a lack of a reading culture, a survey of a group of 12- to 15-year-olds in Botswana indicated that reading for pleasure and for academic purposes was widespread outside junior secondary schools.

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