Explaining the important contribution of reading literacy to the country's generations: Indonesian's perspectives

Ratna Rintaningrum*

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Abstract

The problem of student's reading literacy ability has achieved considerable attention with the active movement of the reading culture conducted both in developed and developing countries. As a developing country, the Indonesian government has risen and is actively working to move the reading culture for the Indonesian people. The movement starts from early childhood through the provision of libraries in various areas, such as schools, sub-districts and villages as reading parks for all ages. The movement of the reading culture that is undertaken will produce positive habits that possibly improves a student's interest in reading and affects student's future career. Qualitative analysis is implemented to obtain information about the important contribution of reading literacy for today's and the next generations to build strong nations. Using interview techniques, this study involves participants who like reading and experience the positive effects of reading on human life. The results of the study shows that reading literacy can influence the way people think and act.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-953
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Literacy
  • Reading

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