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ERIC Number: ED513436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Literacy Survey 2009: A Snapshot on Local Support for Literacy
McCoy, Emily; Mottram, Emily
National Literacy Trust
In 2009, (and over a six week period) the National Literacy Trust (NLT) hosted a survey that was offered to the 21 local authorities making up the Partners in Literacy network at that time. Partners in Literacy (PiL) is a pilot project, funded from 2009 by the then Department for Children, Schools and Families and delivered by the NLT in partnership with local authorities. In April 2010, the pilot entered its second and final year. The aim of the project is to support more families to create language rich homes, promoting speaking and listening, reading and writing. The project is working with local authorities to build strategic and multi-agency commitments to literacy with a particular focus on using partnerships to extend reach to local families. It has a focus on the audiences for whom improved literacy can make the biggest difference: disadvantaged families and families with children aged from birth to five. The survey was drafted in consultation with the local authorities and 13 authorities sent it out to a range of local partners. Response rates ranged from two to 252 responses in each authority with 553 responses nationally. The survey findings were discussed within the PiL local authority network at a workshop. As a result, it was clear that supporting local partners around literacy awareness and signposting needed to be addressed as part of planned PiL activity. A number of pilot authorities are now developing and sharing training models. Appendices include: (1) Examples of how the survey was circulated by local authorities; and (2) The survey.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom