Diversity and collection structure in the school library

(SAVE THE DATE) Read now, read later

4 March ’21

Time for a reading offensive! On April 7, Stichting Lezen organizes Reading Central ONLINE, this time under the title Read now you read later. Time for a reading offensive. Numerous presenters will show how an innovative view helps to achieve concrete results in the reading campaign. The full program will be shown in a few weeks. Follow…

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Read together with your (v) mbo students with well-known reading coaches

30 June ’21

What is the bet? What is the significance of this literacy promotion campaign for VMBO and MBO? What options does the campaign page offer? And what does a regional reading coach do for De Beddenschap? After this webinar by Stichting Lezen, you will definitely want to get started with De Bet.

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Highest priority

30 June ’21

Half a year ago, the Reading Coalition together with eleven organizations from education, culture and youth health called on the politicians in a manifesto for an ambitious Reading Offensive. That call resonates: Libraries, municipalities, schools and childcare join together in local or provincial reading offensives. In our neighborhood…

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BookStartWebinar Book and reading tips for babies and toddlers

July 16, ’21

Which cloth and cardboard books are suitable for your baby? What pointer and vocabulary books are fun to read to your toddler? During the BoekStart webinar, reading aloud expert Jos Boon from Rivierenland Library will show the latest books for babies and toddlers and give tips on reading to young children.

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Research publication: Reading motivation under the microscope

1 October ’21

What is reading motivation? What characterizes the unmotivated reader? And how can children’s reading motivation be increased? In the publication Reading motivation under the microscope, answers to these questions are given on the basis of scientific research.

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Capital of culture

1 October ’21

Too many young people give up when it comes to reading. It is by now well known and a reason why the politicians – on advice from the Culture Council and the Education Council – are starting a Reading Offensive to strengthen reading promotion and reading stimulation among young people, both within and outside the Dutch school subject.

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Reading in pictures: 3 infographics about reading and reading

29 October ’21

The Reading Foundation has presented recent results from national and international research on reading in three well-arranged infographics. The series Lezen in beeld demonstrates reading to and reading with three age groups: children between 0-4 years, children of primary school age and high school students. Infographic reading for…

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Increase the chances

December 24, ’21

On 10 November, a roundtable discussion took place in The Hague between MPs and experts on disadvantage, segregation and inequality of opportunity. The facts are known, but again I found it particularly poignant to hear that the opportunities you get in your school career and further career depend on where your cradle is. The success together…

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Educational offer reading promotion 2021-2022

January 28, ’22

Læsefonden offers professional reading promoters the knowledge and skills needed to increase children’s and young people’s reading enjoyment and reading skills. Here we would like to give an overview of our own educational offer and that of (partner) organizations in language, literature and reading promotion.

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Teachers as reading promoters

February 25, ’22

Teachers should have knowledge about reading motivation and how reading motivation can be promoted in teaching. It is one of the qualities that teachers need to get started as reading promoters, shows the literature study Teachers as reading promoters by Hogeskolen KPZ.

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Training for gold

01 April ’22

I am writing this at the moment when figure skater Nils van der Poel is winning gold after gold at the Olympics and revealing his idiosyncratic preparation to the world. Training is also a common thread in this issue of Reading; train readers.

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Knowledge bundle The seven pillars in education in reading comprehension

April 28, ’22

Ensuring that children can read with understanding is probably the most important task of education. Without this skill, children are unable to learn from texts. As a result, they are not only unable to participate adequately in school, but they are also unable to participate fully in the current information society.

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For avid readers

July 6, ’22

Despite all the reading promotion; in the Netherlands there are too many young people who cannot read well and are not motivated to pick up a book. And thus we as a country have a serious problem.

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Limiting the range of books important for free reading

July 6, ’22

Free reading programs with additions such as limiting the selection of books and keeping a reading log have a positive effect on students’ general reading skills. It is especially important to define the series of books. This appears from a meta-analysis from Erasmus University.

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Reading coordinators in the primary school

July 22, ’22

Less than half of the more than 6,000 primary schools in the Netherlands have a reading coordinator. In schools with a reading coordinator, the coordinators have on average fewer hours per week than planned. This is evident from surveys carried out by the Reading Foundation among school leaders and reading coordinators.

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