News Children with short attention spans 'failing to read books'

Discussion in 'News' started by Leanne Morgan, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Leanne Morgan

    Leanne Morgan Administrator Staff Member

    There has been some discussion in UK papers throughout the past week about the value of reading for pleasure in a child's education. The discussion came about as a result of a survey of 400 teachers conducted by Pearson.

    Children with short attention spans 'failing to read books'
    By Graeme Paton, Education Editor 20 Jun 2012

    Growing numbers of children are being turned off books by the end of primary school because of the influence of the internet and lack of reading in the home, according to research.

    More than four-in-10 teachers said children failed to read for pleasure at the age of 11, it emerged.

    The study – by the publisher Pearson – found that many schools fear children have short attention spans and prefer to spend time online rather than reading a novel.

    Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/educatio...rt-attention-spans-failing-to-read-books.html

    The following is a list of some of other articles which have sprung up as a result of the survey and related media coverage:
    What do you think about the survey and the results? What do you think about UNESCO's statement that "the biggest single indicator of whether a child is going to thrive at school and in work is whether or not they read for pleasure?”
     

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