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Pages: 5535-5541
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.1357

Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain

RESEARCH OF THE CHALLENGES OF READING IN THE DIGITAL ERA

L. Parijkova

University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
In the 21st century, different digital-temptations and digital-unexplored generations have coexisted, and there is already talk about different types of literacy. Traditional literacy is not be displaced from its position as a mandatory for every educated person, but it necessarily goes hand in hand with other literacies – with digital, multimedia and information, etc. Digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy; it builds upon the foundations of traditional forms of literacy.
The fourth industrial revolution, which is our near future as Klaus Schwab described, and its consequences on every area of our lives, will inevitably have an impact on reading and attitude towards the books. A major problem of this article is to identify the parents’ role on forming reading habits of their children.
The actuality of the research problem is determined by the increasing level of illiteracy among Bulgarians, as well as by the need to constantly raise the topic of the book and its influence on the young generation.
The article presents the results of survey among parents of primary school age children. The survey is a part of fundamental research, funded by the Bulgarian Science Fund – Digital Competencies and Media Education at Pre-school and Primary School Age (DN 05/8 14.12.2016) with coordinator Prof. Dr Rumyana Papancheva from the University “Prof. Dr Asen Zlatarov”, Bourgas. The author is a leader of the Working Group “Research of the connection between Reading and Digital literacy” as part of the project. Based on preliminary done investigations and on an acquainting with literature about this problem in Bulgarian and English languages it has been developed a toolkit that is integrated in the questionnaires. In the first stage of the project there are made three types of surveys – for students (priority from fourth grade), for parents and for teachers.
The survey of parents’ toolbox contains a questionnaire with 41 questions for parents. The design of the study was divided in three parts – section “Reading” (18 questions), section “Digital literacy” (13 questions – 5 of them open questions) and section that tried to analyze the parents’ opinions about a connection between reading literacy and reading habits and the formation of digital literacies of children up to 11 years old. There was also a demographic part.
The accent in this article is on the results of parents’ survey – there are analyzed parents’ attitudes towards reading habits of their children.
In 2018 there were interviewed 144 parents from different Bulgarian towns. The leading idea is that the parents’ manner of reading and attitude to books will shape child as a good reader.
The survey describes children’s reading habits towards their parents. How often kids do read books; reading manners, etc.
The article also presents the demographic profile of respondents.
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L. Parijkova (2019) RESEARCH OF THE CHALLENGES OF READING IN THE DIGITAL ERA, EDULEARN19 Proceedings, pp. 5535-5541.
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