World Book day was celebrated on Thursday
What are the benefits of reading? The Reading Agency quotes a number of studies on economic, health and well-being and educational impacts on children.
The National Literacy Trust has produced an interesting study on the link between literacy and life expectancy– eg. ‘A boy born in Stockton Town Centre (which has some of the most serious literacy challenges in the country) has a life expectancy 26.1 years shorter than a boy born in North Oxford (which has some of the fewest literacy challenges).’
Many other research reports on literacy levels and reading skills can also be downloaded from their website.
Search for more articles and books on literacy using the UNESDOC database
The IOE UK Digital Education Repository Archive (DERA) is a digital archive of documents published electronically by government and other relevant bodies in the areas of education, training, children and families.