Saturday, May 1, 2010

What Arabs Read

With the average Arab reading just 6 minutes per year, there's a big push in school & colleges here to raise student awareness of reading as a value for lifelong learning and pleasure - It's a hard sell!

5 comments:

Leslie in Adams Morgan May 2, 2010 at 1:32 AM  

wow, not very much reading going on ... I'm starting on online reading group and the first book we are going to read is Swann's Way if anyone is interested. We plan on reading it slowly although more than six minutes a year ...

CafebyJW May 2, 2010 at 4:07 AM  

It is similar stat in Thailand, I guess we have to push more!

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paige May 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM  

Wow - just six minutes? The photo is very nice, though.

Guyana-Gyal May 5, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

6 minutes per year!

To think...their ancestors wrote such beautiful verses.

People here hardly read too.

T. Becque May 7, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

Wow, that's amazing (6 minutes per year), it's hard to imagine going through a day without reading. Interesting to hear about.

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