Bookstart reports and evaluations

Go to pre-2011 reports, including longitudinal research conducted by Wade and Moore 1992-2000

 

 

Bookstart reports 2011-present

 

Bookstart logoNational Bookstart Week report 2015


This report presents the findings from three separate surveys with: Bookstart coordinators and children’s centre staff, other Bookstart partners involved with delivering National Bookstart week and parents who attended a NBW event. The report also includes 7 best practice case studies of events held for National Bookstart week 2015. 

 

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National Bookstart Week 2014 survey report

 

Bookstart logoThis report presents the findings from a survey of librarians and children’s centre practitioners on National Bookstart Week 2014. The survey received 246 responses in total, almost all of whom had held events during National Bookstart Week. The results showed that National Bookstart Week 2014 was very well-received and respondents found the resources useful and high quality. Respondents were particularly positive about the Super Duck big books and the Super Duck booklets.

 

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Book Trust Stories Tour evaluation 2014

 

University of Sheffield logoReport from the University of Sheffield's School of Education following their evaluation of the Book Trust Stories Tour, which ran from November 2013 to April 2014 in community centres, libraries and prisons across ten local authorities in England and Wales.

 

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Family reading habits and the impact of Bookstart


Bookstart logoThis report presents the findings from a nationwide survey with parents who have young children (aged 0-5). 1200 recipients of the Bookstart baby and/or treasure packs completed the surveys in November and December 2013. The research was conducted by Free Thought Research and is one part of a two part Bookstart Evaluation 2013/2014.

 

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Parental reading motivations and the impact of Bookstart

 

Bookstart logoThis report presents the findings from a literature review and eight qualitative focus groups with parents who have young children (aged 0-5). The fieldwork took place over a three week period in February 2014. The research was conducted by Free Thought Research and is one part of the two part Bookstart Evaluation 2013/2014.

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The Contribution of Early Years Bookgifting Programmes to Literacy Attainment: A Literature Review

 

Bookstart logoThis literature review draws on research evidence on bookgifting programmes designed for families with children aged 0-5. It was conducted by The Centre for Education and Inclusion Research (CEIR) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014. The review considers:

  • The case for bookgifting using recent research evidence about the importance of reading for pleasure, regular booksharing from an early age and the benefits of book ownership/library usage
  • The impacts of bookgifting using evidence from international evaluations of bookgifting programmes.

 

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Sheffield Hallam logoEvaluation of Bookstart England: A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of 'Bookstart Treasure Pack'

 

This report presents the results from a randomised controlled trial (RCT), conducted to evaluate the impact of the Bookstart Treasure pack and programme. The research was carried out with 138 families and carers (from 60 early years settings in 15 LA areas) between September 2012 and January 2013 by The Centre for Education and Inclusion Research (CEIR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

 

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Sheffield Hallam logoEvaluation of Bookstart England: Survey of operational and strategic stakeholders

 

This report presents the findings from a mixed method evaluation of Bookstart England, using surveys and follow up in-depth interviews with operational and strategic level staff. The research was carried out in 2012 by The Centre for Education and Inclusion Research (CEIR) at Sheffield Hallam University.

 

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Sheffield Hallam logoEvaluation of Bookstart England: Review of resources

This report presents the findings from a systematic review of the Bookstart resources.  It was conducted by The Centre for Education and Inclusion Research (CEIR) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2012, with the help of an expert panel of academics and education policy specialists.

 

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