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ERIC Number: ED627079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Children and Young People's Listening in 2022. A National Literacy Trust Research Report
Best, Emily
National Literacy Trust
During the pandemic-related school closures and lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, listening to stories, whether through audiobooks or podcasts, was a lifeline for many children and adults (see Best & Clark, 2020 and Best, Clark, Perry & Riad, 2022). Around this time, the National Literacy Trust also began asking children and young people about their listening habits and attitudes to listening to audio in the Annual Literacy Survey. 2022 was the third year that such questions were asked, and this report explores how listening habits have developed post-lockdown. In this report, the authors explore how trends are reflected in the views and behaviours of children and young people. This year the authors also found that reading (Cole, Brown, Clark & Picton, 2022) and writing (Clark, Lant & Riad, 2022) enjoyment were down from 2021, so they were keen to see how the provision of audio might help promote engagement with stories in other areas. The authors asked three key questions: whether they enjoy listening, how frequently they listen, and what formats they listen to -- referring specifically to audiobooks and podcasts. It is important to note that this is the first time they have not issued separate reports about audiobooks and podcasts, but rather looked at attitudes to hearing stories across different formats. The authors focus primarily on those who enjoy listening, rather than those who say they listen to a specific format.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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