Marina Aromshtam: "It is important not just to read but also how to read"

Costavit list of the top 100 books that should be read by every Russian schoolboy - such a proposal was made at the end of January, Vladimir Putin. Culture and the internet community responded and offered their lists - serious, parody, provocative (eg, "books that are not worth recommending students").

Marina Aromshtam:


You do not mind the idea of ​​compulsory reading?

Marina Aromshtam:

This idea is nothing original, the list of mandatory books we have and so there is: a list of software products according to the literature. This list, in addition to purely educational problems, there is also "super-task" - to form a common cultural field, to achieve social consensus in the field of values.

So the problem is who and how is it?

MA .: In the very idea of ​​a list of books for children's reading laid the conflict of generations. After all, it is a generation of grandparents. But literature - living organism. Constantly produces new books, classics often become "monuments", as part suddenly becomes ostroaktualnoy. The school is always late - a subject "Literature" at all times and in all countries told the children about the monuments. A book that respond to the thoughts and feelings of today's children and teens describe their attitude, the lists do not fall more often - they have not been tested by time. That is why you need to think and to argue not that should be included in the lists, and how to teach children to read. Not in the sense of learning to read and write, but in the sense of mastering an important way of communication. How to develop the ability to perceive and understand them. And it is much more difficult than to fill in the program "best examples". Marina Aromshtam, writer, author of "When the angels rest" and "Hairy Child" (KompasGid 2011), editor in chief of online magazine for those who read to children.