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Smetannikova the power of reading in foreign languages

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Smetannikova the power of reading in foreign languages

  1. 1. Dr. Nataly Smetannikova The POWER of READING (in Foreign Languages) 18 European conference on Reading Jönköping, August 2013
  2. 2. CONTEXT • “100 books list” for “any respectful student”(V.Putin,Jan.3,2012) • 100+ (plus) • A circle of reading • A number of lists • “Reading that unites us”
  3. 3. Reading for 16 century Religion Education, human values Classical literature 19 century Learning, tests Profession, business, training Profession- oriented texts 20 century Ideology Education , political values Politically- oriented texts 21 century Socialization Communication, human values Modern literature
  4. 4. Before 16 Scroll code Oral reading 16 century Note – book book Silent reading 19 century Text book, book Oral/silent For detail 20 century Newspaper, magazines Scanning Skimming 21 century Print screen ? READING (HOW?)
  5. 5. Reading at school MT FL In the curriculum yes yes Across the curriculum yes but no Beyond the curriculum no but no
  6. 6. Engagement into READING RUSSIA: • PISA 2009 : 459 points /462 in 2000 • Do not read for pleasure 21% • Read for 30 min. 48% (35% in Finland)
  7. 7. Frequency of Reading & Reading Performance READ per DAY Mean Score Do not read 427 30 min 452 30-60 min 472 1-2 h 489 2 h 498
  8. 8. READING at UNIVERSITY (humanities) MT FL IN THECURRICULUM YES YES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM YES, BUT NO BEYOND THE CURRICULUM NO NO
  9. 9. University professors observations • Read less • Read fewer genres • Avoid difficult books • Decline in traditional values • Underestimation of “good” modern literature • Need in book discussion
  10. 10. Conclusions •Lost opportunities •Need in communication and socialization
  11. 11. “Reading that unites us” AIMS and OBJECTIVES • AIM: a circle of reading • OBJECTIVES : 1. Clusters 2. Various age groups 3. Analysis (readers/ books / engagement into reading)
  12. 12. PROCEDURES TIME: March 1 – April 30, 2013 Questionnaire 1. What book has influenced you? 2. What book would you like to discuss? 3. What book do you recommend to read?
  13. 13. Overall Performance On-line – 1014 Valid – 836 Men – 243 Women – 591 No answer - 2
  14. 14. Gender, % 29,1 70,9 MEN WOMEN
  15. 15. Age, % 3,2 7,3 9,6 7,9 23 23,2 25,8 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 60 and more 50 - 59 40 - 49 30 - 39 20 - 29 15 - 19 before 15 y.o.
  16. 16. Education, % 37,4 19,1 2,2 30,8 10,6 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 unfinished secondary secondary vocational universities scientific degree
  17. 17. Occupation, % 6,9 0,8 1 3 13,2 7,6 27,9 39,6 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 other engineer librarian research associate professor teacher student school student
  18. 18. Place of work, % 48,7 39,5 1,5 1,6 2,9 5,8 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 school university library research institute business other
  19. 19. Fans of Reading (from what age, %) 0,4 0,1 0,7 3,8 5,6 15,5 14,1 16,2 7,5 4,8 12,1 1,6 5,3 2,7 3,9 1,5 2,1 0,7 0,5 0,4 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 30 45 51
  20. 20. Outcomes. Book clusters Cluster 1 1 Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe 1 2 Bulgakov, Mikhail. Master and Margarita 2 3 Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace 2 4 Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings 3 5 The Bible 3 6 London, Jack. White Fang 3 7 Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter 3 8 Orwell, George 1984 3 9 Kaverin, Veniamin. Two Captains 4 10 Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 4 11 Conan Doyle, Arthur The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 4 12 Pushkin, Alexander. Eugeny Onegin 4
  21. 21. Cluster 2 1. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. 2. Defoe, Daniel . Robinson Crusoe 3. Glukhovsky, Dmitry. Metro 2033 4. Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 5. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov 6. Salinger, J. P., The Cather in the Rye. 7. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings . 8. Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace . 9. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit 10. The Bible
  22. 22. Cluster 3 1. Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita 2. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. 3. Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 4. Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter 5. Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. The Idiot. 6. London, Jack. White Fang . 7. Coelho, Paulu. The Alchemist. 8. Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 9. Suvorov, Viktor. Icebraker: Who started the Second War? (Ledokol) 10. Hasek, Jaroslav . The Good Solder Svejk.
  23. 23. Overall numbers • Total number – 32 books • Total books – 21 • Total authors - 19 • Russian authors – 12 • Foreign writers – 18 • In school curriculum – 7 • In University curriculum - 10 • Across curriculum – 5 • Beyond curriculum - 7 • Modern literature - 5
  24. 24. Authors School curriculum University curriculum Across curriculum Beyond curriculum M. Bulgakov The Bible G. Orwell J .Rowling L. Tolstoy J. London V. Kaverin D. Glukhovsky A. Pushkin M. Twain D. Defoe P. Coelho F. Dostoyevsky A. Conan Doyle F. Dostoyevsky J. Hasek L. Tolstoy J.P. Salinger
  25. 25. Conclusions • Circle of reading of men is limited - 21 books, 19 authors • Even competent readers need some sort of guidance: 4 books are read on their own • The more you work with the book, the more memorable it becomes. • Reading in foreign languages motivates men to read. • Modern literature is important for making competent readers.
  26. 26. Thank you! Tack så mycket! Спасибо большое! nataly.smetannikova@yandex.ru

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