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Research and evaluation of reading promotion (UK)


Linking School Libraries and Literacy

An exploration of school library use in the UK by the National Literacy Trust (UK)

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The summary report “Linking School Libraries and Literacy - Young people’s reading habits and attitudes to their school library, and an exploration of the relationship between school library use and school attainment” by Christina Clark (released in September 2010) explores what young people in the United Kingdom think about school libraries – do they use them? If so, why? If not, why not?
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Letterbox Club Evaluation

Children improved their reading skills


The Letterbox Club is a project managed by Booktrust in partnership with the University of Leicester. It focuses on improving the educational outlook for children aged 7 to 11 in foster care by providing them with a parcel of books, maths games and educational materials once a month for six months, addressed to them personally through the post. A study assessed the reading and literacy competencies of 316 children before and after joining the Letterbox Club.
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