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Clark, Christina; Akerman, Rodie – National Literacy Trust, 2006
Reading for pleasure is associated with numerous educational and social benefits. For example, it has been associated with increased reading attainment and writing ability, greater breadth of vocabulary and greater general knowledge (e.g. Cox and Guthrie, 2001). Children who read very little do not reap these benefits, and studies show that when…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Reading Habits, Foreign Countries
Bird, Viv; Akerman, Rodie – National Literacy Trust, 2005
According to a recent study by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics, poverty and social exclusion have been taken very seriously by this Government, resulting in high-profile targets, new policies and funding streams. Social exclusion was recognised to consist of multi-faceted and interlinked…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Reading Skills, Economically Disadvantaged, Emergent Literacy