Young People Reading: Empirical Research Across International Contexts

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The value of small-scale qualitative research projects into young peoples reading is often underestimated. Yet these finely tuned studies, with a precise focus and highly specialised approach, can provide us with profound insights into the richness and variety of young peoples reading practices.

Bringing together contributors from six continents, this fascinating volume explores researchers experiences of investigating the reading habits, preferences and practices of young people aged 1221. Detailing a variety of empirical methodologies and research methods, its chapters also consider reading in an array of contexts, in various languages and using diverse media.

Key issues addressed in the book include:

  • the complexity of sociocultural similarities and differences in young peoples reading in international contexts
  • multilingual, bilingual and monolingual readers experiences of reading
  • how young readers use a range of different print and digital media
  • how our understanding of the range of texts available to young readers and the different contexts of and purposes for reading can be enhanced through small-scale qualitative research.

Providing in-depth discussion of contributors research and findings, and touching on many different contexts, text types and media, this volume will support and inspire current and future researchers, lecturers and teachers interested in young peoples reading.

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