Examining the Reading Habits, Interests, Tendencies of the Students Studying at the Faculty of Education and Analyzing the Underlying Reason behind Their Preferences

Omer Faruk Tavsanli, Abdullah Kaldirim


APA 6th edition
Tavsanli, O.F., & Kaldirim, A. (2017). Examining the Reading Habits, Interests, Tendencies of the Students Studying at the Faculty of Education and Analyzing the Underlying Reason behind Their Preferences. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(2), 145-156. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.145

Harvard
Tavsanli O.F., and Kaldirim A. 2017 'Examining the Reading Habits, Interests, Tendencies of the Students Studying at the Faculty of Education and Analyzing the Underlying Reason behind Their Preferences', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 145-156. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.145

Chicago 16th edition
Tavsanli, Omer Faruk and Kaldirim, Abdullah . "Examining the Reading Habits, Interests, Tendencies of the Students Studying at the Faculty of Education and Analyzing the Underlying Reason behind Their Preferences". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 2(2017): 145-156. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.145

Abstract

Acquiring the reading skills and using this skill effectively throughout life is possible by a qualified education hence qualified teachers. Therefore; teachers and candidate teachers are suggested to be; acquired the reading skills, focused on information and learning, trained well as individuals having knowledge of their fields and pedagogics. By the context; the aim of the study is suggested as examining the reading habits, interests, tendencies of the students studying at the Faculty of Education and analyzing the underlying reason behind their preferences. The descriptive phenomenology method; one of the qualitative research methods is used in the study. The studying group within the research is occurred by the 10 students from 5 different fields of Education Faculty, who read books constantly. The data acquired is collected by semi-structured interview questions and content analysis method is benefited to analyze the data. According to the results of the study; 140 discourses are observed to be expressed within the 6 themes, due to the reading habits, interests and tendencies of the students studying at the Faculty of Education. The mentioned themes herein, are formed as the following: “book type interested”, “content interested”, “topic interested”, “acquiring the reading habits”, “criteria for preferring books”, “the effect of social environment to prefer books”. While the most expressed theme is revealed as “criteria for preferring books”, the least one is about the reading habits, within the research.

Keywords: Reading habits, reading interests, reading tendencies, pre-service teachers, reasons.


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