Young people reading: Empirical research across international contexts.

Young people reading: Empirical research across international contexts.

Issued: Thu, 24 May 2018 11:39:00 BST

Bringing small-scale studies together with classroom teachers’ and researchers’ own immediate experiences is the main aim of a co-edited volume by Evelyn Arizpe and Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges from the University of Cambridge. The book has just been published by Routledge in 2018. It is called Young people reading: Empirical research across international contexts.

The book includes chapters about doctoral research into reading undertaken by PhD students working in their home countries across the globe, focusing on reading within the 12-21 age range. The book covers research projects undertaken in Canada, Turkey, England , Mexico, Lebanon, Catalonia, Uganda and Malaysia. Above all, it is a chance to understand how reading within this age-range may be similar or different depending on the very varied contexts in which it is undertaken. No two readers, it seems, are ever the same. So, even in similar contexts, their experiences of reading can be very different. Either way, the book provides a chance for readers to decide for themselves what such similarities or differences may be and may mean. We hope, too, it will provide fellow researchers ideas about ways to study reading with young people for themselves. If our experience is anything to go by, they will not be disappointed.

 


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