Murray State Theses and Dissertations


Reading is a critical component of education. From learning to read, to eventually reading to learn, students and teachers rely upon texts to help make sense of the world around them. Methods and tools vary, but teachers, librarians, and parents can all agree that reading is a fundamental skill their students need. However, students are sometimes told to limit their use of audiobooks in favor of reading with their eyes. These limitations may prevent students from finding the books they love and also limit students’ opportunities to use books to learn about the world around them. This study sought to examine the perceptions that teachers, librarians, and parents had toward audiobooks and their use within the school setting.

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Author's Keywords

Audiobooks, Reading, School Libraries, Librarians, Education

Degree Awarded

Doctor of Education


Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling


College of Education & Human Services

Dissertation Committee Chair

Brian Bourke

Committee Member

Terri Grief

Committee Member

Andrea Sumy

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