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Developing the Culture of Reading

A Case Study of the Implementation of Reading Activities in an EMI Secondaryschool in Hong Kong



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Developing the Culture of Reading by Y F Leung
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This dissertation, "Developing the Culture of Reading: a Case Study of the Implementation of Reading Activities in an EMI Secondaryschool in Hong Kong" by Y F, Leung, 梁玉芬, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of dissertation entitled Developing the Culture of Reading A case study of the implementation of reading activities in an EMI secondary school in Hong Kong submitted by Cecilia Y.F. Leung for the degree of Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong September, 2005 Extensive reading has been given a high profile in recent years in the English Language Curriculum in Hong Kong and 'Reading to Learn' is identified as a key strategy for life-long learning. Schools have accordingly implemented various reading schemes to help students build up a reading habit. This case study examines the effectiveness of the efforts of an EMI (English as the Medium of Instruction) secondary school in Hong Kong in promoting a reading culture among students. Results indicated that the two-year implementation had helped students in all form levels (S.1-S.7) acquire strong beliefs in the value of reading. In S.1- S.5, students showed positive attitudes and greater interest in reading. However, despite the improvements in their beliefs and attitudes, students' reading habits and the general reading atmosphere in school still needed to be enhanced. The provision of daily silent reading time was found to be the most effective strategy in promoting reading in school. Findings also gave insights on the causal relationship between affect and the choice of reading materials. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3168390 Subjects: Reading (Secondary) - China - Hong Kong
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January 26th, 2017
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