December 2015: Is reading contagious? Examining parents’ and children’s reading attitudes and behaviors

Stephens, Maria Erberber, Ebru Tsokodayi,Yemurai Kroeger, Teresa Ferguson, Sharlyn
IEA (2015)
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This brief explores whether parents’ positive reading attitudes and behaviors are “contagious,” providing a valuable descriptive picture across numerous and diverse education systems, of the extent to which children’s reading attitudes and behaviors mirror those of their parents. Such understanding can inform efforts by policymakers to craft interventions designed to motivate children to read.