|Opis:||The reading badge was established in 1960 in Prevalje, by the Slovene teacher, Stanko Kotnik, and the school principle, Leopold Suhodolčan. They knew that the rapid industrial and media development would not be beneficial for the future of books, that is why they started the movement, which in the early stages was a competition for the reading badge, it soon began to spread all over Slovenia and lost its competitiveness. Reading is an important knowledge, which we need in our everyday life, along with that, the reading badge movement is a leisure activity which encourages the reading of literature and it helps us to understand the world around us. Its purpose is to obtain and familiarize the reader with a book. The movement has successfully extended and is active even today.
This master thesis focuses on the development of reading badge from its beginnings and how the movement exceeds all modern technology. On the basis of two surveys, the first one being carried out in the school year of 1993/1994, and the second in the school year of 2014/2015, I have shown the differences and similarities and the meaning of the badge for the future. In the thesis I have set five hypotheses, which I have verified at the end. The first hypothesis, says that the reading badge is still the most massive extracurricular activity, which I confirmed as the number of readers increased noticeably. The second hypothesis claims that reading for the reading badge is most intense at primary level, the subsequent decline in readership, I have also confirmed, as the arithmetic average of the basic multitude varies in the number of readers. The third hypothesis, states that in the past there were several more readers than in the present, as the percentage of readers in a recent poll is significantly higher. The fourth hypothesis, which implies, that mentors perform their task with joy and devotion, was checked on the basis of the criticisms and suggestions, where their attitude towards the reading badge is seen the most. This hypothesis was also confirmed. The last hypothesis states, that the parents are an important factor of external motivation, which they are aware of and consequently they also encourage children to read. I confirmed the hypothesis based on the answers acquired from the surveys, asking parents about their opinions regarding the reading badge. However, parents need to be more aware that they play an important part in reading for the reading badge.|