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Title: Building a reading culture in a Singapore school: Identifying spaces for change through a socio-spatial approach
Authors: Loh, Chin Ee
Keywords: Readers
Libraries
Singapore
Habitus
Reading culture
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Loh, C. E. (2015). Building a reading culture in a Singapore school: Identifying spaces for change through a socio-spatial approach. Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 22(2), 209-221.
Abstract: Research tells us that reading is correlated to academic achievement but how do we motivate students to read? How can reading cultures be developed in schools? Through the case study of a government secondary school in Singapore, I examine how attention to the invisible network of resources that support reading can provide insight into students’ resources for reading, both at home and in school. Additionally, I explain, through the mapping of the school library as a reading space, how a socio-spatial approach that maps the physical, social and affective spaces of the library can provide a framework for strategic and focused action to cultivate a school’s reading culture.
Description: This is the original draft, prior to peer-review, of a manuscript published in Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education. The published version is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1358684X.2015.1022509
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17027
ISSN: 1358-684X (print)
1469-3585 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/1358684X.2015.1022509
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