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Thailand is moving towards establishing the learning society. The National Education Act 1999 provides challenging guidelines for development of Thai education to bring quality of life and prepare Thai people to be part of Knowledge Society with life-long learning facilities. Reading is fundamental and children need family reading at formative age to stimulate reading abilities. Family is the first school for every child and family reading, an activity shared among the family members. This paper details the reading, family reading, community reading, and partnerships in developing reading habits. Survey results using interview method are analyzed to find out the present status of reading, activities supporting reading in 13 districts of Mahasarakham province. Recommendations based on the findings are mentioned for initiating necessary actions.
Keywords: reading, reading habits, family reading, community reading
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