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Understanding Reading for Pleasure for emerging adult readers

Duncan, Sam (2013) Understanding Reading for Pleasure for emerging adult readers. [Report]

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Abstract

This report addresses the meaning and benefits of Reading for Pleasure (RfP) for adults. RfP is frequently discussed within educational contexts with reference to children's literacy and adult reading practices, yet it is a term rarely defined. The report is concerned in particular with RfP for adult emergent readers, those who consider themselves non-readers because they feel they either cannot or do not read. It draws on a studuy that was designed to help inform the communication strategy being developed for the launch of Quick Reads in early 2013. The research offers insights into the benefits of RfP in general for adult emergent readers as well as the specific value of reading circles. It comprises a literature review followed by small-scale qualitative research conducted with two adult reading circles in December 2012.

Item Type: Report
Controlled Keywords: Adult literacy, All Adults, Lifelong, Media and cultural studies, Community
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 12:34
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 09:25
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