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Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The National Literacy Trust's Young Readers Programme has always worked successfully with schools and libraries in areas of deprivation for over 15 years. The Trust staff have recently started some pilot work with looked-after children both in residential and foster care. As part of this work they undertook some desk-based research to assess the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Literacy, Children, Child Care
Clark, Christina; Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2011
A recent ground-breaking study from the University of Nevada (Evans et al., 2010) found that the number of books in the home has as great an impact on children's attainment as parental education levels. The 20 year study by Evans and her colleagues found that having as few as 20 books in the home still has a significant impact on propelling a…
Descriptors: Ownership, Reading Achievement, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness
Clark, Christina; Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Earlier this year Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, announced that British children were not reading enough and should, he believed, reading 50 books a year. This idea had come from a charter school he had visited in the US and was met with some degree of scepticism by authors and professionals who questioned whether a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation