Further West again

On Tuesday we visited our second Victorian school, this time in a rural district heading towards the South Australian border. This area lies in a lush, dairy farming area, and consequently, hard hit by the general difficulties facing that sector. The image above shows one of the Avenues of Remembrance that grace a number of … Read more

Victorian Fieldwork Underway

Our data collection in Victoria started with a visit to the chilly but wonderful Western Region. Obviously, for ethics reasons, we can’t identify the town or school, so the bucolic image of dam and rolling hills is my attempt to capture the feel of the day. Many country schools service large regions, with hundreds of … Read more

WA Metropolitan Fieldwork Complete

During July and early August, Dr Margaret Merga from Murdoch University has been visiting schools in the Perth Metropolitan area, battling dodgy internet connections, traffic and, in the case of the last school, soldiering on despite a debilitating virus. The kids and teachers have all been fantastic to work with, she reports. What the team … Read more

About the teen reading project

Welcome to the teen reading blog. Here, our research team shares with interested stakeholders information about our research into teen reading practices as it unfolds. Little is known about how digital media devices are shaping Australian teenagers’ reading culture. The teen reading research project gathers and analyses current data on Australian teenagers’ use of digital … Read more