ERIC Number: ED399946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
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Young Adult Reading Habits in Ukraine.
Sochocky, Christine M.
This discussion of factors influencing youth literacy in Ukraine highlights information on availability and content of reading material in the Soviet Union and Ukraine. The population of Ukraine is 100% literate. Regional children's libraries and separate libraries for youth are located in the cities and larger towns, are funded by the Ministry of Culture, and have impressive children's collections. The libraries for youth (defined as children from ages 14 to 24) offer a basic selection of all classics--their own and foreign, some adventure, and some science fiction--although the selections are not always what the young people really want to read. In the Ukraine, there is a lack of a middle level entertainment or escapist literature for youth. There are many levels of fiction, non-fiction, biography, and travelogue that would interest and entertain Ukrainian youth. Ukrainian youth are curious about themselves and the outside world. They read a lot, which helps them to search for a synthesis of diametrically opposed influences of their sheltered past and the modern Western world. Writers, poets, and bards were of great importance to Ukrainian youth in the past, and will continue to be important in the future. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine