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Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure


Report: Research evidence on reading for pleasure The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure from domestic and international literature; exploring evidence on the trends and benefits of independent reading amongst both primary and secondary- aged children, as well as why children read. The second section covers the evidence on … Continue reading Report: Research Evidence on Reading for Pleasure

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August 29, 2019


Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment


Article: The Impact of reading for pleasure and empowerment “There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life, new research carried out for The Reading Agency has found. The report, conducted by BOP Consulting and funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation, … Continue reading Article: The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

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August 27, 2019


Website: NatLib NZ Reading for Pleasure – A Door To Success


Website: National Library of NZ Reading For Pleasure – A Door to Success “Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health, and learning outcomes.” This website outlines the many benefits of reading for pleasure and offers many links to supporting research. Visit the National … Continue reading Website: NatLib NZ Reading for Pleasure – A Door To Success

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August 26, 2019


Article: How Do Librarians in Schools Support Struggling Readers?


Article: How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? Written by Margaret Kristin Merga Abstract: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, they can play an important role in supporting learning in literacy and literature. However, little is known about the practices that they may employ to this end. Of particular interest is … Continue reading Article: How Do Librarians in Schools Support Struggling Readers?

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Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective


Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian perspective Abstract: “The information environment of a good school library has been undergoing a transformation, powered by technology and trans-media influences in our classrooms. The role of the teacher librarian is to promote books, reading and research, in old ways and new … Continue reading Article: Researcher’s Perspective: Is teacher librarianship in crisis in digital environments? An Australian Perspective

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July 17, 2019


How do librarians in schools support struggling readers


Article: How do librarians in schools support struggling readers? Abstract: While librarians in schools often face significant budgetary cuts, they can play an important role in supporting learning in literacy and literature. However, little is known about the practices that they may employ to this end. Of particular interest is the role of librarians in … Continue reading How do librarians in schools support struggling readers

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April 29, 2019


Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning


Article: School Libraries and teacher-librarians: Evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning International research provides compelling evidence that school libraries and teacher-librarians make a significant contribution to student literacy and learning outcomes. After summarising previous research, this article presents recent research focused on Gold Coast schools. These new Australian findings offer an evidenced … Continue reading Article: School Libraries and Teacher-librarians – evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

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June 17, 2018


Website: Literacy Matters!


Website: Literacy Matters! “The Literacy Matters! portal is for teachers, librarians and researchers to use advocacy and research purposes on the importance of literacy and reading.” The Literacy Matters! website was developed to support the literacy matters campaign for IFLA – Literacy and Reading section in support of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. It lists reports, … Continue reading Website: Literacy Matters!

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April 5, 2018


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