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dc.contributor.authorSnowball, Clare
dc.identifier.citationSnowball, Clare. 2008. Teenagers talking about reading and libraries.. Australian Academic and Research Libraries 39 (2): 106-118.

Past research has shown teenagers to be reluctant to read and less likely to visit libraries than younger children. These conclusions are debated and further investigation is needed. Difficulties abound in researching teenagers' opinions. Teenagers can be reluctant to participate in activities and peer support is often very important in determining their willingness to take part. Large-scale surveys of hundreds of student participants do not allow in-depth discussion of opinions and attitudes. Focus groups were conducted with metropolitan Perth high school students to investigate teenagers' thoughts on reading and libraries. Although some teenagers were enamoured of reading and libraries, others were more scathing but still found ways to take part in literacy activities and acquire the information they needed to negotiate their world.

dc.publisherAustralian Library and Information Association
dc.titleTeenagers talking about reading and libraries.
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAustralian Academic and Research Libraries
curtin.departmentSchool of Media, Society and Culture
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDivision of Humanities
curtin.facultyFaculty of Media, Society and Culture (MSC)

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