Thursday, 31 January 2008

Young people's self-perceptions as readers

New research based on a survey of pupils in 29 primary and secondary schools in England has been released by the National Literacy Trust. It reveals that the majority of children (71%) enjoy reading and rate themselves as proficient readers, but many are more likely to read magazines, websites and emails than fiction. The report, Young People's Self-Perceptions as Readers, suggests that emphasis needs to be placed on a broader range of reading materials, including new media, in order to engage more young people with reading.
Read more, with links to the report and an article on it's findings.

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