Opinion: How to get teenagers to read June 22, 2015 Recreational book reading for adolescents will help them to develop their literacy skills and even achievement in other subjects like mathematics, and yet research suggests that students in Australia and internationally are reading less over time. In an article for The Conversation, Dr Margaret Merga, a lecturer in English and the curriculum and a researcher in adolescent literacy at the School of Education at Murdoch University, encourages teachers and parents to nurture a long lasting love of books in children via a number of techniques, including discussing books in class or at home. To read the article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Research, School of Education Tags: literacy in adolescents, margaret merga, murdoch school of education, reading teenagers, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!