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Cappellini, Chiara; Gilbert, Lisa; Hardy, Henry; McCann, Harriet – National Literacy Trust, 2020
The National Literacy Trust firmly believes in a place-based approach to tackling literacy issues in communities across the UK where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people's lives. In 2013, it launched its Hub model, delivering place-based interventions in areas of the UK with the highest levels of deprivation…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Literacy Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This research, a collaboration between Pearson and the National Literacy Trust, was designed to explore the use of technology by children in the early years. In 2013 Pearson and the National Literacy Trust invited practitioners who work with three to five-year-olds to take part in an online survey to explore how they support children's language…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Online Surveys
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
Technology is playing an increasingly large role in children's reading, writing and daily lives. In the last year use of tablet computers by five to 15-year-olds has increased three-fold (14% to 42%) and 28% of three to four-year-olds use a tablet computer. However, little attention has been paid to the impact of new technologies on children's…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report outlines findings from Pearson and the National Literacy Trust's second annual early years literacy survey, conducted in May to July 2014. 1,012 parents of children aged 3 to 5 and 567 early years practitioners who work with this age group participated. Attainment data in the form of vocabulary abilities were available for a subsample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Emergent Literacy, Young Children
Bolton, Clare; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2012
This report outlines research that was conducted in February 2012 at the launch of the National Literacy Trust's Words for Life campaign that encourages parents to support their children's communication and literacy development and gives them the confidence to feel they can make a positive difference. The campaign was set up as it is parents who…
Descriptors: Parents, Literacy, Language Acquisition, Parent Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2012
Research shows that early intervention is vital to improve the life chances of children in areas and situations of disadvantage. One also knows that many less advantaged families feel more comfortable receiving advice about supporting their children's literacy from a friend or peer rather than a professional, and equally that many people are keen…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Literacy, Early Intervention
Cole, Jennifer – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Parents are a child's first educator. A child's family and home environment has a strong impact on his/her language and literacy development and educational achievement. This impact is stronger during the child's early years but continues throughout their school years. Many background variables affect the impact of the family and home environment…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Environment, Literature Reviews, Evidence
Halden, Amanda; Clark, Christina; Lewis, Fiona – National Literacy Trust, 2011
In May 2011 "Nursery World" and the National Literacy Trust launched its language development survey to celebrate Hello; the national year of communication. The National Literacy Trust teamed up with "Nursery World" to carry out research into the sector's support for children's language and literacy development. Two hundred…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Literacy, Language Acquisition, Early Childhood Education
McCoy, Emily; Mottram, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2010
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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Partnerships in Education, Literacy
National Literacy Trust, 2010
Between March 2009 and March 2011, Talk To Your Baby has been engaged in a research project, under the title of Face to Face, to identify key messages for parents and carers in relation to communicating with babies and young children, and has examined the most effective ways to promote these messages to parents and carers. The Face to Face project…
Descriptors: Literacy, Language Acquisition, Research Projects, Child Rearing
Mottram, Emily; McCoy, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2010
In the last three decades, several strands of research have produced compelling evidence justifying a focus on the family with a particular emphasis on early years in order to raise literacy standards. Partners in Literacy is an evidence-based model which is built on these key research findings, these are: (1) Families and parents are critical to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Intervention, Family Characteristics
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2009
Research in the last three decades has established a clear link between parental involvement and children's educational attainment (e.g. Fan and Chen, 2001; Desforges and Abouchaar, 2003). While most of what people know is based on mother-child interactions (Waldfogel, 2006), increased attention has been paid to the specific influences fathers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Emergent Literacy, Fathers
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
Close, Robin – National Literacy Trust, 2004
In 2003, the National Literacy Trust commissioned Dr. Robin Close to conduct a literature review of published research in order to understand more fully the relationship between television viewing in the early years and language and literacy development. A priority of the National Literacy Trust is to understand the relationship between language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Preschool Children, Relationship