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ERIC Number: ED645168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
The Impact of School Libraries on Children and Young People's Literacy Outcomes: An Evidence Review
Aimee Cole; Christina Clark; Anne Teravainen-Goff
National Literacy Trust
The value of school libraries is well-established, with reviews and studies worldwide highlighting the impact on children and young people's academic achievement and literacy outcomes. Yet, it is still not a statutory requirement for schools to have a school library or school library system. As such, there are no official figures as to the number or proportion of schools that have a school library or school librarian in the UK. This report provides an up-to-date picture of school libraries at both primary and secondary schools in the UK. It focuses on what is known about the extent of current school library provision, the evidence of the need for further support of school libraries, and the impact that school libraries can have on children and young people.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A