Lifelong learning and the willingness to read outside of school

KARTAL H., Ozkilic R., Ozteke H. C.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4215-4220 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.229
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4215-4220
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The present study aims to investigate the relationship between, the elementary school students', who from the very first day of school are obliged to fulfill their schooling responsibilities, willingness to read and the process of lifelong learning. All of the students were registered in grade 4 and participated from three different elementary schools located in Bursa. According to results of the study, reading books in order to gain information shows that the reading of the students at the elementary stage is related to the course book, in other words because they are obliged to. The reflections of this in the long-term are that reading is conducted in compulsory situations, it is limited to schooling and that in the lifelong learning process it can hinder the willingness to learn.