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Reading Audit Research Hub Home Readers

Find reports and links to best-practice in relation to home reading and family engagement below:

  • Reading Aloud at Home
    In summer 2015, Scholastic, in conjunction with YouGov, conducted a survey to explore family attitudes and behaviours in the United Kingdom around reading books for fun.

    Scholastic UK. (2015). The 2015 Kids and Family Reading Report. [online] Available at: https://www.scholastic.co.uk/readingreport/reading-aloud-at-home [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

  • The Life-Enhancing Benefits of Reading in Out-of-School Programs
    This policy brief is a cooperative effort to spotlight the role of reading in effective out-of-school time programs. Reading is the best way to promote students’ academic success and bolster their self-confidence and sense of well-being.

    After School Alliance. (2013). The Life-Enhancing Benefits of Reading in Out-of-School Programmes. [online] Available at: http://afterschoolalliance.org/documents/Afterschool-Literacy-Brief.pdf [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

  • Review of best practice in parental engagement
    A review of studies of interventions that support and improve parental engagement in the education of children aged 5 to 19 years old.

    Gov.uk. (2011). Review of best practice in parental engagement. [online] Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-best-practice-in-parental-engagement [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

  • Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools
    An article on how parents in America are getting more involved in schools.

    Scoon Reid, K. (2015). Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools, Districts. [online] Education Week. Available at: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/06/03/parent-engagement-on-rise-as-priority-for.html [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

  • Reading to Young Children: A Head-Start in Life
    This research sets out to explore the connections between parents reading to their young children and their child’s later reading and other cognitive skills.

    Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. (2005). Reading to Young Children: A Head-Start in Life. [online] Available at: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/documents/about/research/readtoyoungchild.pdf [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

  • PISA – Let’s Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education
    This report, Let’s Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education, examines whether and how parents’ involvement is related to their child’s proficiency in and enjoyment of reading – it also offers comfort to parents who are concerned that they don’t have enough time or the requisite academic knowledge to help their children succeed in school.

    Oecd.org. (2012). Let’s Read Them a Story! The Parent Factor in Education. [online] Available at: http://www.oecd.org/education/school/programmeforinternationalstudentassessmentpisa/pisa-letsreadthemastorytheparentfactorineducation.htm [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

  • Reading for Change
    The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) was set up to measure how well young adults near the end of compulsory schooling are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s knowledge societies. PISA is forward-looking, focusing on young people’s ability to reflect on and apply their knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of adult life in the real world.

    Kirsch, I., de Long, J., Lafontaine, D., McQueen, J., Mendelovits, J. and Monseur, C. (2000). Reading for Change: Performance and Engagement across Countries. [online] OECD. Available at: https://www.oecd.org/edu/school/programmeforinternationalstudentassessmentpisa/33690904.pdf [Accessed 24 Aug. 2017].

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