ERIC Number: EJ800047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
"We Teach Being with Books"
Adults Learning, v19 n7 p14-17 Mar 2008
Life is serious and serious literature can help people through it. That's the message of Jane Davis's remarkable Get into Reading project. Jane Davis's Get into Reading project is one of two main strands of work undertaken by The Reader organization, at Liverpool University. In 1997, Jane and two other continuing education teachers, Sarah Coley and Angela Macmillan, launched "The Reader," a quarterly literary magazine aimed at "confident, literate" people who already have a passion for reading and perhaps want to stretch themselves further. The organisation grew out of the magazine. Get into Reading, part of the organisation's participation programme, aims to take books to people who, for whatever reason, don't read, though usually they can. In this article, the author takes a look at the project's impact on the lives of those who became part of it.
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Periodicals, Lifelong Learning, Reading Motivation, Reading Materials, Literature, Foreign Countries, Community Programs, Adult Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom