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Dutch primary school students with a non-Western migrant background often face educational disadvantages, especially in language and reading proficiency. This is a cause of concern considering the importance of good language and reading skills for participating successfully in society. The national Library at School programme, a structural form of cooperation between public libraries and schools, seeks to promote reading among students by creating high quality libraries in schools and improving the collaboration between public libraries and schools. The aim is to promote reading enjoyment, encourage children to read more, stimulate students’ reading and language development, and improve their information skills. Ellen Kleijnen investigates the effects of an integrated library facility in a Dutch primary school’s curriculum on the reading attitude, reading behaviour, and reading and language skills in students with a non-Western migrant background.

Event details of Promoting reading through a school library
Date 15 December 2016
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

E. Kleijnen: Route to Reading. Promoting Reading through a School Library: Effects for non-Western Migrant Students.


Prof. E.P.J.M. Elbers

Prof. F.J.M. Huysmans


Dr R. Ligtvoet


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.