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Hughes-Hassell, S. (2008). Urban Teenagers Talk about Leisure Reading. United States of America

Abstract: In urban school districts in the United States, schools are tackling low literacy levels by initiating literacy programs, many of which contain a focus on building the habit of leisure reading. While research has shown a connection between success in school and the amount of leisure reading students do, little is known about the leisure reading habits of urban teenagers. This paper reports the results of a three-part study investigating the leisure reading behaviors of urban teenagers and suggests strategies to support their literacy development.

Subject Categories: 15, 16

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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