A Teacher’s Culture of Reading as a Means of Humanizing Educational Environment


Humanization and humanitarization are interpreted as interrelated components of educational environment. Literature is interpreted as a universum of human existence. Reading is defined as a multifunctional sociocultural phenomenon, a means of structuring macro-and micro-space of a personality. The culture of reading is included in the structure of the teacher’s job profile. A high level of the teacher’s culture of reading is viewed as a means of introducing junior high school students to the world of literature and to the world of human values. This paper presents the results of a questionnaire survey of first-year students (pursing a degree in Education) that was aimed at establishing how well formed the axiological component of their reading competence is. The empiric sample of the study included 74 people. The conducted study identified methodological foundations of the university course Fundamentals of the Culture of Reading. It also demonstrated individual instructional techniques for developing a future teacher’s culture of reading.


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