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Improving Reading and Reading Engagement in the 21st Century

International Research and Innovation

  • Clarence Ng
  • Brendan Bartlett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Clarence Ng, Brendan Bartlett
      Pages 3-16
  3. New Literacies and Critical Reading

  4. Reading Motivation and Strategy Instruction

  5. Partnership and Intervention

About this book


​This book presents cutting-edge research findings in areas critical to advancing reading research in the 21st century context, including new literacies, reading motivation, strategy instruction, and reading intervention studies.

While students’ reading performance is currently receiving unprecedented attention, there is a lack of research that adopts an international perspective and draws on research expertise from different parts of the world to present a concerted effort, discussing key research models and findings on how to improve reading education. Addressing this gap in the literature, the book also responds to the challenge of promoting higher levels of literacy, and supporting and developing readers who can enjoy and critique texts of every genre.


Reading engagement Reading achievement Reading education Reading motivation New literacies Critical reading Reading intervention Reading teachers Reading research literacy studies digital reading

Editors and affiliations

  • Clarence Ng
    • 1
  • Brendan Bartlett
    • 2
  1. 1.Learning Sciences Institute AustraliaAustralian Catholic University Learning Sciences Institute AustraliaBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of Education and ArtsAustralian Catholic University Faculty of Education and ArtsVirginiaAustralia

About the editors

Clarence Ng is an Associate Professor and Research Director at the Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Australian Catholic University. His current research focuses on learning and engagement of diverse student groups with a particular interest in promoting reading engagement for disadvantaged students.

Brendan Bartlett is the Chair Professor of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University. Brendan is a Gellibrand Scholar, UNICEF Fellow and King Mongkut Medallist, as well as a recipient of the Rotary International Certificate for Significant Achievement in Education and of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for Services to Education. His current research focuses on providing targeted support for children and youths moving through important contexts in their lives.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Improving Reading and Reading Engagement in the 21st Century
  • Book Subtitle International Research and Innovation
  • Editors Clarence Ng
    Brendan Bartlett
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4330-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5109-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4331-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 359
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Literacy
    Learning & Instruction
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Language Teaching
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