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ERIC Number: EJ1173513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
A Study into the Impact of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs Scheme on Reading Engagement and Motivation to Read among Early Years Foundation-Stage Children
Noble, Olivia; Holt, Nicole
Education 3-13, v46 n3 p277-290 2018
This research explores the impact of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) scheme on reading engagement and motivation among Early Years Foundation-Stage children using a case study approach at a primary school in the English Midlands. There is a notable lack of UK-based research into the READ scheme, which offers a potential alternative method for promoting engagement among young readers. This study used qualitative techniques to determine if the READ scheme is reported to have an impact; and if so, what type of impact. The findings suggest that the READ scheme is successful in a number of areas, including promoting engagement, increased motivation, improved attainment, fostering children's enjoyment and promoting a love of reading, alongside other additional benefits for specific target groups. It must be recognised that this case study is based on a small pool of opportunity-sampled participants, so the findings cannot be further generalised, but do provide a useful insight into an under-researched area, as a starting point for which more specific aspects and impacts could be investigated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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