ERIC Number: EJ723174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Reference Count: 25
What Are Teenagers Reading? Adolescent Fiction Reading Habits and Reading Choices
Literacy, v39 n3 p113-120 Nov 2005
What are adolescents choosing to read? This is an important question because of potential divergence between school students' reading interests and reading expectations in school. This article considers the findings from a study of the reading over one week in May 2002 of 707 school students aged between 11 and 15, undertaken in 30 schools in the south-west of England. The findings are related to earlier research by, amongst others, Whitehead, Benton, and Hall and Coles. The article reflects on adolescent reading choices, influences on those choices and the importance of validating all reading experience, including the new literacies.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Reading Interests, Early Adolescents, Fiction, Adolescent Literature, Reading Material Selection
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)