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ERIC Number: EJ815927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-17
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Assign Books, and Students Will Read
Bunge, Nancy
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n8 pB24 Oct 2008
After watching an instructional film informing that only 26 percent of today's college students do the reading for their courses, the author announced to a colleague that she gives reading tests; the colleague looked at her with what seemed a mixture of shock and pity. Indeed, the video in no way suggested that instructors compel students to read; instead, it implied that they must accept students' aversion to books and find a more palatable way to deliver information to them. In this article, the author contends that contrary to conventional wisdom, students won't just read challenging books, they'll be invigorated by them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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