Reading Habits of Senior Secondary Students at Ujjain City, M.P. (INDIA)

Sapna Mishra
2014 IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSRJRME)  
Abstact: This is a report on reading survey carried out among the Senior secondary students at ujjain city M.P.. The Present study explore the reading habits of senior secondary studentsin ujjain city This study shows that the various aspects reading habits like aims of the study,reading materials borrowed fromlibrary, time spent in library ,use reference materials ,which medium reading material preferred by students,place of reading ,and to develop some suggesions for solution of the
more » ... uggesion have been given to make the service more like in the school libraries. I. Introduction The School library is the central force in the teaching and learning process. The school library exists to provide a range of learning opportunities for both large and small groups as well as individuals with a focus on intellectual content, information literacy, and the learner.In addition to classroom visits with collaborating teachers, the school library also serves as a place for students to do independent work, use computers, equipment and research materials; to host special events such as author visits and book clubs; and for tutoring and testing.One of the Major goals of the school library is to inspire a love for reading to promote a reading culture among its users. This implies the need to create the awareness of written letters, the need to read not only textbooks nut also to engage in creative, leisurely, and pleasurable reading (Segum 1995). Reading is usually a private act, a personal ans individual relationship with a book, but then, it is the environment as long as it is favourable, which according to Gault (1982 p 16) encourage the setting up of this relationship. The school library must in this case serve as the needs environment. And this it should do, by integrating itself completely into the educational system to achieve the overall objectives of the school. And what, better ways are there to do this than to stimulate the intellectual growth of the child through the provision of appropriate instructional growth of the child through the provision of appropriate. It should go further by not transforming itself into a research centre of some sort where students are taught how to sift data through independent reading, but also by providing a workshop setting for supervised studies of individuals and groups. II. Previous Studies This paper presents a selective review of studies conducted indis and abroadthis type of research is unusual, since it studies the reading habit of the senior secondary students, Schools curriculum incorporates an expressive and exploratory from interactive education system, so that they develop an inquisitive mind and discover the power of self-determination and discipline to grow up into successful professionals and good human beings. Limitation of the study The present study is limited to the senior secondary belonging to five higher secondary schools i.e. Kendriya Vidayalaya,ujjain, oxford junior college, ujjain Public higher secondarySchool, St. Mary's Convent higher secondary school,Akshat international school . Objectives of the study The objectives of this study is to find out the mother tongue, motives of study, reading materials borrowed from library, time spent for the serious reading, use reference materials, languages, of newspaper that read daily, sections of newspapers read, place og reading, and to develop some suggestions for solution of the problem. This study will help to establish whether acquisition of intellectual skills. Methodology The study uses the case study method. A well structured questionnaire was designed and used for collecting data. The sample for the study was selected purposefully from those noticed in the school library more frequently. 400 questionnaires were distributed to the senior secondary students i.e. classXI& XII. 75
doi:10.9790/7388-04332933 fatcat:afzky3rcorg3vozlrzeyib66se