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Comparative perspectives on wellbeing and citizenship through Shared Reading in Denmark and Brazil

2018.11.13 | Anne-Mette Pedersen


Anne Line Dalsgård has received funding from the International Network Programme, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, for network activities with Universidade de São Paulo and Fundação Escola Sociologia e Política de São Paulo.

The proposed collaboration takes its point of departure in the Velux funded research project “From Participant to Reader Leader”(FPtRL), based at the Interacting Minds Centre. This project explores the effects of psychologically vulnerable young people’s participation in shared reading groups in Denmark.

The network activities include a conference and a four-day training course in Brazil, where the shared reading method has not as yet been introduced, as well as two research stays and the writing of a grant application. Previous research from the UK shows that shared reading generates social community as well as promoting individual processes of change (Dowrick et al 2012).

The main question in focus for the proposed network is whether the shared reading method generates comparable effects in the very different socio-cultural Brazilian context.               


Anne Line Dalsgård, School of Culture and Society, Anthropology and IMC