The Views of Greek Primary School Teachers about Children’s Literature

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Papantonakis, Georgios
Athanasiadis, Elias
Frazis, George
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Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek
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This study investigates the views of Greek primary education teachers regarding children’s literature, their contribution to fostering their pupils’ love of reading, and the help they provide their pupils in understanding texts. We investigate what teachers believe children’s/young adults’ literature to be, how many are interested in it and how many attempt to transmit their love of reading to their students. These attitudes are investigated in correlation to the teachers’ education, age, social features, gender and years of teaching experience. In addition, teachers’ perceptions of their students’ opinions of children’s literature are explored and the degree to which they believe the students to be interested in it. Finally, this research also attempts to chart teachers’ reading preferences.
Greek Research, Greece, Australia, Georgios Papantonakis, Elias Athanasiadis, George Frazis
Papantonakis, G., Athanasiadis, E. and Frazis, G. 2009. The Views of Greek Primary School Teachers about Children’s Literature. In M. Rossetto, M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis and M. Palaktsoglou (Eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2009". Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 446-456.