Friday, 20 October 2017
Dr Loh Chin Ee, Assistant Professor at the English Language and Literature Academic Group of NIE, was a plenary speaker at the Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading held in Tokyo, Japan from 4 – 7 August 2017.
She presented research from her ongoing OER project titled “Building a Reading Culture: a Nation-wide Study of Reading and School Libraries in Singapore Secondary Schools”, that seeks to explain the features which mark a school that promotes reading. It also suggests strategies for building a school’s library culture. In addition, Dr Loh also shared a framework for evaluating the school’s reading.
Dr Loh is currently collaborating with the Ministry of Education and National Library Board on a large-scale research study on how school libraries can be central to building a reading and learning culture. Her research has been quoted in the following media:
“Better libraries, more readers” on 12 July 2017
“Libraries key in a digital age” on 16 May 2017
“Physical library loans fall as e-books gain popularity” on 11 May 2017