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Is Reading Contagious? An International Snapshot

What are children’s attitudes and behaviors toward reading around the world? Do they mimic their parents’? Is there a difference between how much girls read and enjoy reading and how much boys do? We answer those questions and more using the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 survey data of fourth-grade students from 50 education systems around the world.

To see the results for each participating education system, see the policy brief AIR researchers produced for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Is Reading Contagious? Examining Parents’ and Children’s Reading Attitudes and Behaviors.

Infographic: Children's Reading Mimics Their Parents


Infographic: Do Parents and Children Actually Read?


Infographic: Who Reads More, Boys or Girls?

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Originally posted 2016-03-13 01:31:23.

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