The implementation of a shared reading programme within a university : a case study

Baverstock, Alison, Steinitz, Jackie, Bryars, Laura [Collaborator], Kerin, Michael [Collaborator], Peel, Naomi [Collaborator], Stohler, Rachel [Collaborator] and Waddington, Elle [Collaborator] (2016) The implementation of a shared reading programme within a university : a case study. Logos, 27(2), pp. 48-61. ISSN (print) 0957-9656

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Based on research into the benefits of involvement in reading for pleasure and the operation in the US of pre-arrival shared reading schemes for those about to embark on a university education, both within the context of wider research into how to engage newly arrived students in their institution, an exploration was made of the likely response to such a shared reading scheme within a London university. A representative sample of current first years were asked about their how they spent their leisure time, their attitudes towards and involvement in reading for pleasure and their reactions to such a potential scheme. The findings were that more reading for pleasure was taking part than had been anticipated, that students were generally keen to become more involved in reading and that a shared reading scheme would be welcomed by the majority of students. The decisions made on the basis of the outcomes are discussed, along with recommendations for future associated research.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Communication, cultural and media studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017)
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Depositing User: Alison Baverstock
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 13:23
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 02:05

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