International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Library Science | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024


Reading Habit in the School Library in the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Analysis in the Context of Indian School Education and the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020

Devyaniba R. Jadeja


Abstract: This research endeavours to examine the evolving landscape of reading habits in the school library within the framework of Indian school education in the 21st century, with a particular emphasis on the implications of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The NEP 2020, a transformative document aimed at redefining the Indian education system, places significant importance on cultivating critical thinking skills and a holistic approach to learning. This study investigates the extent to which school libraries contribute to the development of reading habits and the overall educational experience in alignment with the NEP 2020 objectives. The research employs a mixed - methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. Surveys and interviews will be conducted among students, teachers, and library staff to gain insights into the current state of reading habits in school libraries. Additionally, statistical analyses will be employed to assess the correlation between library usage, reading habits, and academic performance. The study also explores the impact of technological advancements on reading habits, considering the prevalence of digital resources and the shift towards e - books. It delves into the challenges faced by school libraries in adapting to the changing informational landscape and examines potential strategies to enhance their role in fostering a love for reading among students. Furthermore, the research evaluates the alignment of existing school library practices with the NEP 2020 recommendations, emphasizing the role of libraries in promoting multilingualism, creativity, and experiential learning. By identifying the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches, the study aims to provide valuable insights for educators, policymakers, and library professionals to optimize the potential of school libraries in the context of the NEP 2020. This research contributes to the ongoing discourse on educational reforms in India by offering a nuanced understanding of the reading habits cultivated in school libraries. The findings are expected to inform policy decisions and educational practices, fostering an environment conducive to holistic learning and the realization of the objectives outlined in the NEP 2020.


Keywords: NEP 2020, reading habits, school libraries, educational reform, technological impact


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 289 - 293


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