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Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Flynn, Michael; Riad, Lara; Cole, Aimee; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2022
The UK continues to face a huge adult-literacy challenge, with a sizeable percentage of the UK adult population having very low literacy skills. In addition to highlighting the literacy challenge in the UK, this report shows these individuals experience negative impacts on personal relationships, wellbeing, health, and education, as well as a…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Risk, Literacy Education, Disadvantaged
Best, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2021
In an age when stories are told across a multitude of media and platforms, listening to stories continues to have enduring appeal to children. Exploring and promoting the power of audiobooks has never been more important. The pandemic and lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 have caused unprecedented disruption to schools, acutely impacting children and…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Audio Books, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Audiobooks have become increasingly popular in the digital age: streaming and subscription services, such as Audible and Spotify, have made audio stories available to a wide commercial audience, while apps like Libby and BorrowBox facilitate 'borrowing' of audiobooks from library services. With access easier and more widespread than ever, it is…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes
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
Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Based on a survey of 219 UK teachers, this report indicates that the majority of teachers believe that technology can have a positive impact on children's literacy learning. However, varying levels of access to hardware, software and wifi and a lack of training present barriers to the effective use of technology in the classroom. Building on our…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2019
In September 2018, the National Literacy Trust launched its Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme, in partnership with Lancôme and their global Write Her Future literacy initiative, to challenge inequalities in employment opportunities for young women from disadvantaged communities. Words for Work: Women in Leadership gives girls and young…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Postsecondary Education
Cappellini, Chiara; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2019
This report evaluates the impact of the first year of NewsWise -- a free, cross-curricular news literacy programme for 9- to 11-year-olds across the UK, developed by the Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, and funded by Google. NewsWise aims to empower children from disadvantaged communities with the skills…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preadolescents
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Read for Good commissioned the National Literacy Trust to evaluate the outcomes of their new pilot intervention, Stories in Schools. Stories in Schools uses professional storytellers to deliver enjoyable literacy workshops targeted at reluctant or struggling readers over a six-week period, in particular pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Recreational Reading, Reading Attitudes
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Their research and analysis make them the leading authority on literacy. They run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. RM Books is a market-leading ebooks platform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Electronic Publishing, Reading Motivation
Wood, Clare; Vardy, Emma; Tarczynski-Bowles, Luisa – National Literacy Trust, 2015
Early Words Together is a National Literacy Trust programme that develops young children's communication, language and literacy through the support of families by peer volunteers. Over six weeks, the programme brings practitioners and volunteers together to enable target families to improve their home learning environment for children aged two to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Literacy Education, Family Programs, Peer Teaching
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars programme (PLRS) is a reading intervention for children aged 8 to 13 that captures the motivational power of football to inspire children and young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. PLRS is delivered by teachers and librarians. The programme delivers statutory…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Children, Early Adolescents
Pope, S.; Galle, A. – National Literacy Trust, 2014
In 2012, Oxfordshire County Council commissioned the National Literacy Trust to deliver a two-year campaign, the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, to address falling Key Stage 1 literacy levels in the county's primary schools, which were amongst the worst in the country. The aims of the campaign were to increase the proportion of children reaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills
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
Bailey, Bianca; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2013
In July 2012 the National Literacy Trust were commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council to deliver the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, a two-year initiative targeting Oxfordshire primary schools and the wider community, with the aim of substantially improving reading levels at Key Stage 1 and to increase the number of pupils reaching level 2b+.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
National Literacy Trust, 2009
Scottish Premier League (SPL) Reading Stars uses the motivational power of football to attract families who need support with literacy into a positive and friendly learning environment. It ran for the first time between March and August 2009 and attracted 225 children and 190 adults to take part in a series of inspirational learning sessions in 23…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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