ERIC Number: ED028892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Reading Interests of Unrwa Students in Lebanon.
Adams, Effie Kaye
A reading attitude and interest inventory consisting of 10 questions was administered to more than 300 male students in preparatory classes in two schools at Saida, Lebanon, and in the Siblin Teacher Training Institute nearby. The students were refugees from Palestine who were offered free schooling through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Questions included the following: Do you enjoy reading? How much time do you spend in free reading? What titles have you recently read? The preparatory students preferred political and religious nonfiction and fiction stories with a moral, while teacher trainees preferred politics, history, and romance. All of the preparatory students and all but 10 of the teacher trainees liked to read and own books, although in many cases books were left in their former homes. Little access to library services was available. Implication s about the relationships of these responses to the political and social conditions of this group are drawn. Tables and references are included. (CM)
Descriptors: Arabic, Attitudes, Books, Cultural Influences, Foreign Culture, Political Influences, Reading Interests
1968 National Reading Conference Yearbook.
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Note: Paper presented at National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, Dec. 5-8, 1968.