Monthly Archives: March 2016

Research on early literacy practices at home

Early literacy practices at home in 2015: Third annual survey of parents

This report presents the findings of Pearson and the National Literacy Trust’s third annual Early Years Literacy Survey of parents. The survey covers a wide range of questions addressing parental attitudes, beliefs and practices around literacy, as well the reported attitudes and behaviours of their children.

Literacy rates

Finland topped a table of world literacy in a new study conducted by John Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The research looked at literacy achievement tests and also at what it called “literate behaviour characteristics” – everything from numbers of libraries and newspapers to years of schooling and computer availability in the countries. Rather than measuring a country’s ability to read, the World’s Most Literate Nations says it ranks nations on their “literate behaviours and their supporting resources”.