It’s no secret to any teacher that young Australians simply do not read ‘for fun’ as much as they used to. It seems that reading for pleasure is declining, eclipsed by ever-growing preferences for digital devices. Not only is reading less desired by young people, but Australian Census Data indicates that reading for pleasure declines as we age. There seems to be a worrying trend – as we have the capacity to become more literate, we also become more aliterate: the state of being able to read, but choosing not to. This trend is so worrying to me that I chose to make it the focus for my Reading Australia Fellowship. Read more here.
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