Reading Practices of Secondary Schools Teenagers

An Approach to their Understanding


  • Natália Maria Antunes Caseiro



A dispassionate approach concerning the reading practices of secondary school teenagers is the main goal of this study, regarding a particular school library. It’s based on three methodologies of observation: by collecting evidence of pupils’ presence in a school library; by holding an inquiry about their reading and leisure practices and by questioning some young people’s personal statements which escape a sociological and group approach. Through these supports of investigation, we can delineate a new scenery of teenager’s reading practices: they read but in a different way, different from the adults’ habits. The understanding of these ways of reading establishes the role of the school library in the promotion of reading styles and allows a more realistic approach to its real effects.