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Adults reading aloud: a survey of contemporary practices in Britain

Duncan, S; Freeman, M; (2019) Adults reading aloud: a survey of contemporary practices in Britain. British Journal of Educational Studies 10.1080/00071005.2019.1610555. (In press).

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Abstract

While much is written about reading aloud to children, and as a teaching tool, far less is known about the oral reading that adults do at home, at work or in the community. This article presents the results of a national survey into whether, what, how and why adults across Britain may read aloud rather than in silence. Analysing data from 529 questionnaire responses, the article examines the frequency with which different text types are read aloud, the formations in which this is done – alone, with one other person or in a group – and the purposes of reading aloud and being read to, with attention to differences according to gender and age. Findings suggest that reading aloud happens in a number of different ways and for different purposes, across contexts and life domains, and that it has a significant relationship with aspects of the lifecourse and with identity formation and performance.

Type: Article
Title: Adults reading aloud: a survey of contemporary practices in Britain
DOI: 10.1080/00071005.2019.1610555
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2019.1610555
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: reading aloud, literacy as social practice, adult reading, everyday reading, adult literacy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10072621
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