Building a Reading Culture in a Singapore School: Identifying Spaces for Change Through a Socio-spatial Approach
Research tells us that reading is correlated to academic achievement but how do we motivate students to read? How can schools build reading cultures? Through the case study of a government secondary school in Singapore, I examine how attention to the invisible network of resources that support reading can provide insight into students’ resources for reading, both at home and in school. Additionally, I explain, through the mapping of the school library as a reading space, how a socio-spatial approach that maps the physical, social and affective spaces of the library can provide a framework for strategic and focused action to cultivate a school’s reading culture.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Publication date: April 3, 2015