Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChommanaad Boonaree-
dc.contributor.authorGoulding, Anne-
dc.contributor.authorDorner, Dan-
dc.descriptionThis paper was presented at the Conference CONSAL XVI held from 11-13 June 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.en_US
dc.description.abstractStudies have indicated that a lack of reading enjoyment results in Thais reading less than people in neighbouring countries. In the West, studies have identified that reading en-joyment, attained by reading for pleasure or free-voluntary reading (FVR), is a stronger pre-dictor of reading behaviour than reading attitude (Clark & De Zoysa, 2011; Krashen, 2011; 2013). In Thailand, no research has yet focused specifically on reading for pleasure. As a part of the “The Decade of Reading 2009-2018” national agenda, 80,000 “Community Book Houses” will be established by the Office of the Non-Formal Commission (ONFEC), Minis-try of Education, in 2015(ONFEC, 2014). This top-down government project needs to take an appropriate approach to deal with the social, cultural, and linguistic issues in each region of the country. This study will apply Krashen’s Free Voluntary Reading (FVR) theory and will take a sociocultural approach to analyse the information resources, and activitiesemployed by ONFEC’s Non-Formal Education(NFE) teachers in community libraries in Northeast Thai-land. The purposes of the study are to: 1) examine the NFE teachers’ perception of the role of community library within reading for pleasure theory, 2) explore current practice in ONFEC community libraries in relation to the theory, and 3) propose an appropriate reading promo-tion practices for community libraries in the Northeast region, based on reading for pleasure concept. The findings will contribute to the body of knowledge on reading promotion practice in community libraries in developing countries. The conceptual frameworks and methodology ideas will be presented as an initial stage of a PhD dissertation.en_US
dc.publisherThe Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL)en_US
dc.subjectReading Promotionen_US
dc.subjectReading Behaviouren_US
dc.subjectCommunity Librariesen_US
dc.subjectReading for Pleasureen_US
dc.subjectFree Voluntary Reading (FVR)en_US
dc.subjectPublic Librariesen_US
dc.titleReading for Pleasure Practices in Community Libraries in Thailanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
Appears in Collections:Kertas Kerja Persidangan /Seminar

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
CONSALXVI_ChommanaadBoonaree.pdf410.96 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.