Edited by Mirit Barzillai, Jenny Thomson, Sascha Schroeder and
Paul van den Broek
University of Haifa / University of Sheffield / Max Planck Institute for Human
Development, Berlin / Leiden University
With digital screens becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the lives of children, from their
homes to their classrooms, understanding the influence of these technologies on the ways
children read takes on great importance. The aim of this edited volume is to examine
how advances in technology are shaping children’s reading skills and development. The
chapters in this volume explore the influence of various aspects of digital texts, the child’s
cognitive and motivational skills, and the child’s environment on reading development
in digital contexts. Each chapter draws upon the expertise of scientists and researchers
across countries and disciplines to review what is currently known about the influence of
technology on reading, how it is studied, and to offer new insights and research directions
based on recent work.
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 17] 2018. x, 242 pp.