Becoming readers: our stories

  title={Becoming readers: our stories},
  author={Celine Kamhieh and Shaikha Al Hameli and Ayesha Al Hammadi and Nada Al Hammadi and Iman Nawfal and Athra Al Zaabi and Khulood Khalfan},
  journal={Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues},
Purpose – The paper is part of a larger qualitative study of female Emirati university students' leisure reading habits and the purpose is to investigate the factors that have affected the reading habits of six respondents as they tell how they became avid readers.Design/methodology/approach – Six students, who are very keen readers, were asked to write their stories of how they became readers, starting with their earliest memories of books and reading. Using open and axial coding through… 

The leisure reading habits of first-year, female Emirati university students: an investigation

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Female Emirati University Students’ Book Reading Choices: An Investigation

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A Phenomenological Study of Adult Reading Motivation

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English recreational reading habits of Arab Jordanian EFL tertiary students

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This paper explores whether analysis of school library borrowing records can reveal any insights into the reading habits of junior age children. Data in the form of computerised library-borrowing

The myths of teenage readers

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