NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2021, Book 1

Education and educational research

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF READING PREFERENCES OF YOUNGER SCHOOL AGE READERS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mgr. Lýdia Simanová, PhD., Doc. PaedDr. Simoneta Babiaková, PhD

ABSTRACT

The study presents the research findings from a comparison of younger school-aged readers from 3 countries – Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. The research used a questionnaire of own design based on an initial exploration through focused interviews with readers. The research design was quantitative-qualitative in nature and those questions about preferred literary genres and literature content were semi-open. The research sample consisted of 693 Slovak, 254 Czech and 248 Polish younger-school readers. Respondents were divided according to reading levels into four groups. We searched for whether there were significant differences between the national groups. The research findings showed some similarities but also specific differences between national groups that were described in the research results. In the discussion, the authors present the importance of the research results in the context of pedagogical practice and undergraduate teacher preparation for students of primary education

KEYWORDS

reading interest, reading preferences, younger school age reader

REFERENCE

NORDSCI International Conference 2021, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-14-0, INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF READING PREFERENCES OF YOUNGER SCHOOL AGE READERS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL, 91-100 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2021/B1/V4/08