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Projektet Läskonster: En uppföljning av ett lässtimulerande projekt
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Project Arts in Reading : A Follow-up Study of a Reading Stimulating Project (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to carry out a follow-up study of the reading stimulating project Arts in Reading. The project was in progress between the years 2007 to 2009 in Sweden and nearly 80 librarians from 57 public libraries participated. The aim of the project was to initiate new methods fot how to stimulate reading for children. The promoters of the project wanted to initiate the use of new art forms in the work for reading promotion, encourage more collaboration with new actors in the culture area, and co-operate more with the children.

The aim of the present study is to investigate to which extent Arts in Reading really succeeded in establishing its goals, whether new methods were brought about, and how this work was done. Another aim is to find out how librarians in public libraries work to develop children's reading.

The theoretical framework is based on Ragnhild Söderbergh's term inculturation, Elisabeth Björklund's research on how children acquire literacy, and Lev S. Vygotskij's sociocultural approach that analyses how the social context encourages children in their learning process. The method used in the study is qualitative interviews: six librarians that participated in the project were interviewed.

The follow-up study suggests that the project Arts in Reading's purpose in many ways has been fulfilled. The results show that new methods have been brought about in Swedish public libraries and that the project inspired new ways for stimulating och developing children's reading.

This study is a two years master's thesis in library and information science written at Uppsala university.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 90 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 529
Keyword [en]
Reading promotion, Reading development, Children, Public libraries
Keyword [sv]
Läsfrämjande verksamhet, läsutveckling, barn, folkbibliotek
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154790Local ID: 529OAI: diva2:422307
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Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-12 Last updated: 2011-06-13Bibliographically approved

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