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Elizabeth de Freitas – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2024
This paper explores the following questions: What is reading all about, as our technical milieu becomes increasingly digital and our reading increasingly automated? What is entailed in closely reading a book, in studying and handling the book as an object? And what is the role of philosophy--and in reading philosophy--as we grapple with new…
Descriptors: Reading, Books, Electronic Books, Audio Books
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Hellen Vretudaki; Athina Angeli; Panagiota Alexiou; Evaggelia Diamantaki – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2024
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a two-phase intervention programme meant to reinforce comprehension of the structural framework of stories among 92 preschool children (aged 4-6 years) over 4 months. During the first phase, the children were called upon to produce their own original stories following the "Story…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Books, Preschool Children, Comprehension
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Püren Öncel; Shu Hu; Heather Ness-Maddox; Laura K. Allen; Joseph P. Magliano – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2024
We often talk about our narrative experiences with others. For example, we might talk about the latest TV show or book in a series with friends. How does the media of a narrative (text, picture story) affect how we talk about it? Despite the fact that narratives can be experienced across different media, few studies have addressed the impacts of…
Descriptors: College Students, Picture Books, Printed Materials, Books
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2024
This research brief highlights how public libraries ensured patrons continued access to library services during the pandemic through 2021.
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Access to Information, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Chin Ee Loh – Language and Education, 2024
Drawing on data from a mobile ethnography study of 12 adolescents from one secondary school, this article proposes to examine the everyday digital reading resources and practices of Singapore adolescent youths to better understand the print and new media (fiction) leisure reading habits of adolescents. Mobile ethnography, with its capacity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Reading Attitudes
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Li Zhao; Suqi Li; Yu-Sheng Su – Education and Information Technologies, 2024
Microlearning, as an informal learning approach, has gained increasing popularity in both the training industry and professional studies disciplines over the last several years. However, despite the rising interest in microlearning, how to design microlearning activities and what microcontent is reasonable for microlearning activities have rarely…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Electronic Learning, Learning Modules, Reading Assignments
Felipe Oscar Reyes – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The study's purpose was to explore if there was a statistically significant difference in reading comprehension of non-Limited English Proficient students when reading eBooks compared to printed books. Second, it explored if there was a statistically significant difference in Limited English Proficient students. Third, it explored if there was a…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Limited English Speaking, Electronic Books, Language Proficiency
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Andrea Tosti – SANE Journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education, 2024
Despite comics' popularity and cultural significance in Italy, its integration into Italian libraries has been slow, problematic, and uneven. This is reflected in the scarcity of academic research on the topic, which demands further in-depth exploration. In the context of Italian libraries, characterized by chronic underfunding and staffing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cartoons, Libraries, Books
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Leija, María G.; Martinez, Miriam; DeJulio, Samuel – Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 2023
Teachers of beginning readers have choices in the books they select. A careful look at the features of books provides an informed basis for choosing books that engage young readers. In this article we share insights from a comparative content analysis of leveled readers and Geisel award books that can motivate children to read and prepare them for…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Beginning Reading, Books, Reading Material Selection
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Leung, Wing Sze – Educational Theory, 2023
Scholarly accounts of the training of pity in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Emile" focus on how Emile's tutor activates the psychological mechanisms necessary for the feeling of pity in book 4 of the text. This account is inadequate, for it fails to show how Emile acquires the evaluative ability to make the judgment about who deserves pity as…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Books, Well Being, Justice
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Michael W. Apple – Educational Policy, 2024
Books for and in schools are commodities. They form a central part of the political economy of publishing. They are also, profoundly, sites of cultural and ideological conflict. While always there, there are periods when these economic and ideological conflicts are even more powerful. This is just such a time. This reality asks us to also examine…
Descriptors: Books, School Libraries, Censorship, Politics of Education
Yildirim, Hasan Hüseyin; Roveshenov, Atajan – Online Submission, 2022
Purpose: Books are one of the essential tools that have the potential to affect the imagination of every individual, regardless of age group. Books, which have an importance that can directly or indirectly affect the characters and whole lives of individuals, are materials that can be used to develop thinking and social skills. In the context of…
Descriptors: Books, Visual Impairments, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Sung Hee Lee; Aja McKee – Autism & Developmental Language Impairments, 2023
Background and aims: eBooks have become a ubiquitous presence in many classrooms today. Yet, empirical evidence on literacy development has not been well produced, especially for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This mixed-method case study aimed to explore how four children with ASD interact with ebooks and printed books with parents…
Descriptors: Electronic Books, Books, Family Literacy, Parent Participation
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Díaz-Redondo, Carlos; Frías, José Antonio; Miguélez-González, Elvira-Julieta – Education for Information, 2023
This study introduces the preliminary design of LiberIC, which is a description and cataloging tool that collects, controls, contextualizes, classifies, and grants access to representations of books in painting. We worked with a research sample consisting of two thousand paintings via the application of an exploratory and descriptive methodology.…
Descriptors: Books, Cataloging, Illustrations, Knowledge Management
Neal McCluskey – Cato Institute, 2023
Over the past couple of years, school districts nationwide have seen a wave of challenges to books in libraries and on reading lists, as well as rising demands to know what titles are in schools. These challenges and demands have put public school libraries under significant scrutiny and raised fundamental questions about their purpose and…
Descriptors: Libraries, School Libraries, Public Schools, Books
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