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A Survey on the Reading Interest of Pre-Service Teachers In Relation To Some Variables

This study was undertaken to examine the Reading Interest of teacher trainees, of B .Ed. Colleges Surendranagar city. A total of 131 responses were collected in this study. In this study, researcher intended to find out the effect of variables i.e. Gender, Educational Achievement, and Father Occupation on Reading Interest Score (RIS) of Teacher Trainee. The importance of reading in knowledge acquisition and knowledge management is well known. Reading is a vital behavioral factor in a knowledge-based society and an emerging knowledge economy. The finding of this study is showing that only one variable, Educational Achievement of teacher trainee’s is effect on their Reading Interest. Institution such as colleges and faculties of colleges should motivate Teacher Trainee to read widely. Some kind of incentives can be given to encourage reading beyond their subjects.

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