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Happy National Reading Day!

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 pm

Happy National Reading Day! If you have children among your family and friends, give them books and encourage them to read. This is a given in western families, but many Khmer households don't have books for children to read for fun and learning.
Let's get kids reading for fun.
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Re: Happy National Reading Day!

Post by Duncan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Happy National Reading Day! If you have children among your family and friends, give them books and encourage them to read. This is a given in western families, but many Khmer households don't have books for children to read for fun and learning.
Let's get kids reading for fun.




Should be made into a National Holiday.
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Re: Happy National Reading Day!

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:05 pm

LiteracyDevelopment|Opinion
May 31, 2019
Cultivating the reading habit in Cambodia
By Ban Chanphalla
For Cambodia, literacy is believed to be one of the most crucial components for country’s development. However, having the ability to read and write alone is not sufficient for prosperous growth. Cambodians need to adopt reading as a habit. This hobby can lead to self-development and thus help the social and economic growth of the nation to thrive.

The government has acknowledged literacy and reading problems and has initiated social events to raise awareness and draw public attention to reading, such as a National Reading Day and book fairs. The most recent effort was the fourth Cambodian National Reading Day, which concluded in March with around 68,000 participants. Three days of collaborative events between the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport and the National Library of Cambodia aimed at captivating students’ interest in reading.

The idea is great, but it does not effectively address the root cause of Cambodians’ low reading rate.

With heavy emphasis on the importance and benefits of reading, little attention is given to personal behavior – that is, the habit of reading, which some would argue is more effective in improving literacy skills, especially in children. In addition, while boasting one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, Cambodia is desperately in need of human capital to sustain this growth. Reading is one of the key ingredients for human resources to prosper in line with the kingdom’s long-term developments.

It is worth noting the clear distinction between having the ability to read and adopting the habit of reading – indeed, there is a difference between literacy and reading on a daily basis. Whether from textbooks or from novels, readers will learn something new. Children who read as a hobby will find themselves more critical, able to think faster and smarter, compared with those who don’t. The hobby will shape the way they think and make them more creative. It will also provide new information and fresh insights to readers.
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/opini ... -cambodia/
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