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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
Clark, Christina; Hawkins, Lucy – National Literacy Trust, 2011
This paper presents additional information from the 2009 survey of young people's reading and writing. The authors conducted an online survey of 17,089 pupils aged 8 to 16 from 112 schools, conducted in November-December 2009, which consisted of 32 questions exploring young people's background, reading and writing behaviour, perceived ability and…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Reading Habits, Children, Adolescents
National Literacy Trust, 2011
The RTG (Reading The Game) consultation of partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders was carried out to: (1) conduct a needs analysis; (2) identify priority areas for development; and (3) discover any barriers regarding sports-related literacy issues. The aim was to develop a strategy of how RTG could help target areas of need, fulfil…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Literacy, Reading Programs, Program Attitudes
Clark, Christina; Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Earlier this year Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, announced that British children were not reading enough and should, he believed, reading 50 books a year. This idea had come from a charter school he had visited in the US and was met with some degree of scepticism by authors and professionals who questioned whether a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2011
18,141 young people aged 8 to 17 participated in this online survey in November/December 2010. While the survey focuses on young people's attitudes towards reading, writing, communication skills as well as technology use, this report focuses exclusively on the reading aspect of the survey. More specifically, it explores how much young people enjoy…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Online Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Adolescents
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2011
There were 18,141 young people aged eight to 17 who participated in this online survey in November and December 2010. While the survey focuses on young people's attitudes towards reading, writing and communication skills as well as technology use, this report centers exclusively on the writing aspect of the survey. More specifically, it explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Surveys, Writing (Composition), Elementary Secondary Education
Clark, Christina; Woodley, Jane; Lewis, Fiona – National Literacy Trust, 2011
The authors' research has consistently highlighted the link between reading for pleasure and reading attainment. Worryingly, they have found that the number of children and young people who say that they own a book seems to be rapidly decreasing. In 2005, 1 in 10 of the children and young people they surveyed said they did not have a book of their…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability
Clark, Christina; De Zoysa, Sarah – National Literacy Trust, 2011
It is frequently said or implicitly assumed that there is a positive relationship between enjoyment, attitudes, behaviour and attainment, with pupils who enjoy reading or writing having more positive attitudes towards it, doing it more and thereby getting better at it. This paper explores to what extent this is an assumption or to what extent it…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Reading Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Reading Habits
National Literacy Trust, 2011
This short document reviews research into the role of low literacy in poverty and disadvantage. It sets out evidence for the impact of parental engagement in home learning and the significance of attitudes, aspirations and literacy development. The National Literacy Trust hopes that this is a useful resource for those with responsibility for, and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Poverty, Parent Participation, Reading Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2011
This document analyses and evaluates the findings of the second pilot year of the National Literacy Trust's speaking and listening project, Words for Work. This year's project worked with 219 year 9 pupils across England, and engaged 91 volunteers from the business community to facilitate group work that encouraged pupils to investigate their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Business Relationship, Pilot Projects
McCoy, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Public policy continues to grapple with the fact that the most powerful factor determining literacy levels--the home learning environment--lies outside of its control. Tickell's recent review of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum has called for the early years curriculum to be recast as a partnership curriculum jointly owned by settings…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Program Effectiveness, Literacy, Public Service
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
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2010
This paper presents additional information from the authors' 2009 survey of young people's reading and writing--for more information see their forthcoming report Clark and Douglas (2010) "Young People's Reading and Writing: An in-depth study focusing on enjoyment, behaviour, attitudes and attainment." To support the School Library…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Focus Groups, Reading Habits
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
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