What is it about?

This paper presents a case study exploring the perspectives of a group of students on reading and reading-related activities, drawing some conclusions as to what educators can do to promote an enjoyment of reading among young people.

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Why is it important?

Reading is beneficial to many aspects of education and personal growth yet, in an age of technology and instantaneous gratification, there is a danger of young people reading less. It is important for educators to investigate into this and understand what can be done to motivate young people to read more.


Undertaking this case study and working with the students was a great pleasure, as I got to have an insight into their reading lives. I would encourage all educators to undertake a similar project with their classes in order to promote an open, dialogic approach to reading.

Louise Chapman
Wellington College

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This page is a summary of: What are teenagers reading? An exploration into the reading lives of a class of year 9 pupils, English in Education, July 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/04250494.2019.1623667.
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