ERIC Number: ED181420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Roads to Reading.
Staiger, Ralph C.
This book is a collection of ideas that have been used in many countries for the encouragement of reading. Its purposes are to provide information about reading and the reading habit; to put forward examples of local, national, and international reading promotion activities selected as useful, representative of different approaches, and adaptable to other places; and to suggest ways in which groups and individuals can encourage others to contract the reading habit. The background of reading is discussed in the first section of the book. Emphasis is given to how people read, who influences reading, and how to change reading habits. Promoting reading is the topic of the second section. Specific subjects dealt with are: developing reading habits, reading research, the reading child, library outreach, and evaluating readership and readership programs. Programs from many countries, including Japan, Brazil, Singapore, India, Canada, Australia, Russia, Tanzania, Germany, Venezuela, Korea, Finland, Hungary, and the United States are also described in this section. The appendixes contain two bibliographies on motivation for reading--one an international bibliography and the other a select bibliography drawn from information in the ERIC data base. (MKM)
Descriptors: Adults, Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Library Role, Literacy, Motivation Techniques, Publicize, Reading Habits, Reading Programs, Recreational Reading
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).