Children understimate how much others read: A confirmation using Chinese 7th graders in Hefei, China

Lee, Sy-Ying and Lao, Christy and Krashen, Stephen (2016) Children understimate how much others read: A confirmation using Chinese 7th graders in Hefei, China. Language and Language Teaching, 5 (1). pp. 26-31. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

There is a common view that “kids these days” don’t read as much as they used to. This view is so firmly held that discussion nearly always focuses on why children don’t read, assuming that the decline in reading is real. For example, in a Good Reads blog, Lynette Sofras asked “Why don’t children read anymore?” 1 Contributors gave a number of reasons such as poor quality of literature written for young people, lack of discipline, the Internet, and force feeding classics to children.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Lee, Sy-Ying and Lao, Christy and Krashen, Stephen
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children,Confirmationm,Chinese,Teaching,Chinese 7th Graders
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/697
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