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ERIC Number: ED096614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 35
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Expressed Reading Interests of Young Children: An International Study.
Robinson, H. Alan; And Others
A study of the current expressed reading interests of children in the first two years of school conducted in ten countries--Austria, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Panama, Sweden, and the United States--is reported in this paper. Over 2,000 children drew pictures about what they would best like to read or have read to them. They were then interviewed for additional information in an attempt to ascertain the derivation of their interests. Specific topics drawn and/or stated by the children are listed along with the categories into which topics were placed. Three of the conclusions appearing to grow out of the study are: although some significant differences emerged from country to country, there were more similarities in interests across the ten countries than differences; fairy tales and fantasies were the most preferred expressed reading interests of first- and second-year children in the ten countries; and reading interests of second-year children demonstrated more preferences for nonfictional topics than the interests of first-year children. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Canada; Israel; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Panama; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United States