Read? ya gotta be kidding
By Murray Bourne, 16 Jan 2006
A few scary experiences recently made me wonder about the future of book reading - and reading generally.
Kids do read a lot - but it is mostly on screen reading, scanning in nature and rarely deep and reflective. Give 'em the answer in the first line or two, or forget it. Instant gratification.
Do they read the complicated intricacies of game rules? You bet. Do they read the news? No way.
Reading is a key to learning. And if teachers do not have a love of reading, god help us all...
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