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Children Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age

Children Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age
Mapping Reader Engagement

November 2020 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What does it mean to become a reader? What are the challenges and opportunities of engaging children in reading for pleasure in the 21st century? This book explores the ways in which reading for pleasure is changing in the era of globalisation, multiculturalism and datafication. Raising the next generation of engaged readers requires knowledge of the enduring characteristics of engagement and markers of quality in books and e-books. In addition, in order to develop new insights into children’s experience of reading on and off screen, nuanced understandings of psychological and socio-cultural research are offered. The cross-disciplinary examination integrates key research from educational psychology, new literacies, multimodality and socio-cultural perspectives and explores consequences for practice. An authoritative guide - it invites graduates, researchers and teachers to participate in the authors’ interdisciplinary dialogue about reading for pleasure.

List of Figures

Chapter One: Mapping the terrain
Chapter Two: Reading for pleasure in the digital era
Chapter Three: The personal and the affective
Chapter Four: The personal entangled
Chapter Five: Reading for pleasure pedagogy
Chapter Six: Reciprocal reading communities
Chapter Seven: Readers’ identities
Chapter Eight: Documenting volitional reading
Chapter Nine: Revisiting the journey


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ISBN: 9781526436634