Joy of Reading Programme 2012-2015

Where
Finland
When
2016
Who
MInistry fo Education and Culture, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu
Key objectives of the measure:

The aim of the 'Joy of Reading' programme was to develop comprehensive reading skills in children and young people and to promote the joy of reading through cooperation between school, library and home.

Goals:

  • to create an operating model for improving children’s and youths’ (6 – 16) reading and writing skills
  • to enhance teachers’, librarians’ and parents’ awareness, competence, and methods for supporting children’s and youths’ interest in reading and writing and their media education
  • to boost children’s and youths’ interest in and skills needed for well-rounded reading and writing
  • to reinforce children’s and youths’ use of various texts and media contents and promote their access to information and content (information management and media literacy)

http://www.lukuinto.fi/joy-of-reading.html

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial
Main feature of the measure:

Over 30 schools and libraries participated in the Joy of Reading programme through 14 national –level programmes and a total of 8 736 students were involved.

    Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

    See above the objectives of the measure.

    Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

    Euro 1,3 million for the years 2011-2015.

    Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

    The pilot project participants of the Joy of Reading Programme reported that they had changed pedagogical practices to be more collaborative, learner-oriented and functional, as well as to utilise information and communication technology more efficiently.

    Giving technology an increasingly large role in teaching expands the learning environment and motivates pupils, because they get to use devices that are natural and inspiring to them in learning new things. Varied learning environments in teaching support pupils' multi-literacy skills. Characteristics of a learning environment supporting multi-literacy skills include openness and expansion of the environment outside the school to home, library and the rest of the environment as well as society.

    Indicators used to determine impact:
    http://www.lukuinto.fi/joy-of-reading.html 
    Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
    Cultural Domain(s)
    Publishing
    Cultural Value Chain
    Participation