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Döende böcker och levande texter: En kvalitativ studie om barns syn på läsning, text och bibliotek
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master thesis is based on the sociocultural perspective. A qualitative research study was conducted to investigate children's attitudes towards reading, texts and libraries.

The theoretical background is constituted by ideas from the new sociology of childhood, literacy-studies and reader-response theory.

The study was conducted with 23 children, 13 girls and 10 boys, participating in focus groups.

The results of the study reveal that children's literacy-activities in school are strongly influenced and limited by adults. Children's interest in pictures and non-fiction-reading do not correspond to the school institution that favors traditional media and fiction. The study also reveals a gender division between children's literacy-activities that tends to grow with age. All the children in the study regard libraries as book-houses and wished for libraries that combine activity and serenity.

The thesis shows the importance of being aware of, and engage in, children's reading-interests and reading-practices if the reading stimulating activities in schools and libraries are to be successful. The study also shows that an integration of new media in the school and in the library is necessary if children's reading skills are to be improved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 82 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 612
Keyword [en]
Literacy, Libraries and schools, Children - Books and Reading, Books and Reading, Qualitative Research
Keyword [sv]
Läs- och skrivkunnighet, Bibliotek och skola, Barn och böcker, Böcker och läsning, Kvalitativ metod
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210023DiVA: diva2:660530
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2013-10-31 Created: 2013-10-30 Last updated: 2013-10-31Bibliographically approved

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