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Henri, J., Warning, P., & Angel, L.Y.H. (2008). The Reading Mandala: A Scalable Model for Developing Reading Habits in Children in Rural China. Australia. Hong Kong.

Abstract: This study proposes and reports on a framework for encouraging adoption of the reading habit among school-aged children in rural China framed within the context of donor support. It is based on observations from site visits to five Chinese provinces and draws on evidence from both developing and developed countries. The resulting framework reflects library science, pedagogical and systemic elements. Key aspects include: mutual obligations between partners, initiation and support of free voluntary reading, training for library staff, standards for libraries and the role of leadership at all levels. The early impact of implementation of the model is described.

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Abstract Submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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