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ERIC Number: ED607978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
The Effectiveness of Place-Based Programmes and Campaigns in Improving Outcomes for Children: A Literature Review. A National Literacy Trust Research Report
Crew, Melanie
National Literacy Trust
This review coincides with the Department for Education's Hungry Little Minds national behaviour change campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the ways in which parents and carers can improve outcomes for their children through conversations, books and play. Research shows that the quality of the home learning environment (i.e. the physical environment of the home, and the learning support received from the caregiver) is a key predictor of a child's future success, and is as important to a child's intellectual and cognitive development as parental factors such as occupation and education (Sylva, Melhuish, Sammons, Siraj-Blatchford & Taggart 2004). The National Literacy Trust will be supporting six local partnerships to develop and deliver the Hungry Little Minds campaign. This review considers the effectiveness of place-based working in improving outcomes for children and families by analysing the impact of place-based programmes and locally driven behaviour change campaigns. This review focused on research and literature published in English from 2000 onwards, primarily in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and United States. 271 pieces of literature were selected for review, including literature reviews, policy reviews, and both quantitative and qualitative data. This review aims to draw out common learning from the literature in relation to the effectiveness of place-based programmes and campaigns.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; Australia; Canada; United States
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