A study of more than one million students in more than 6,000 schools in the United Kingdom found that while the demand for books for children is increasing, the level of reading enjoyment among them is declining at a dangerous rate.
The annual report released by the Foundation for Education and Assessment in the United Kingdom finds that the number of books children read is increasing, but the report warns that in recent years there has been a dangerous decline in reading pleasure among children. And youth.
Based on a study of 1,088,136 students in 6,049 schools conducted between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021, nearly 22 million books were read, 11% more than the previous year.
According to the study, sales of children’s books increased by 2021, 60.4 million books sold for 2 372.4 million, an increase of 16.8% compared to the same weeks in 2019, and sales of children’s books increased in the first 16 weeks of 2022. 20.6 million in total compared to 7 117.4m, an increase of 14% in size compared to the same period in 2019, increasing the difficulty in understanding the book as students age.
In this context, Professor Keith Topping, editor – in – chief of the report, said: Increased slightly to levels.
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