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ERIC Number: EJ917035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Exploring the Culture of Reading among Primary School Teachers in Botswana
Commeyras, Michelle; Mazile, Bontshetse Mosadimotho
Reading Teacher, v64 n6 p418-428 Mar 2011
In Botswana, it is common to hear the lament that there is no culture of reading. We aim to contribute to the development of more specific understanding of a culture of reading by reporting on information gathered from teachers who attended workshops we offered titled "Teachers as Readers AND Readers as Teachers: Creating Young Readers and Writers." Eighty-six teachers answered questions about their reading habits, attitudes, and perceptions of students' reading. We learned that teachers differed with regard to what they read and how often they choose reading over other activities. We propose what culture of reading was found among the teachers and what needs to be done to learn more about reading in Botswana. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana