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Austin, Rebecca

Rebecca Austin is a Programme Leader in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her specialism is in Reading.

 

Number of resources (9)


# This paper summarises, and draws together, findings from a range of sources about fathers’ involvement with their children, with a particular emphasis on their involvement with literacy practices and the potential impact on outcomes for children in literacy.
# The resource is a report which is the final stage of an ongoing project at the Social Market Foundation (supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Sutton Trust). It explores the contribution of good quality pre-school experience to improving the life chances of disadvantaged children and their families. The paper sets out a review of the evidence and best-practice in primary schools...
# This is a short paper which draws on the results of a larger study, focussing on the differences between secondary and primary school children’s perceptions of themselves as readers, drawing on evidence collected from over 1,600 children. The children were all from 29 schools which were part of the Reading Connects project - a DCSF funded initiative delivered by the National Literacy Trust –...
# This resource is a literature review of a wide range of reliable research evidence relating to the relationship between parenting/parents’ involvement in schools and pupil engagement and achievement. The review investigated the impact of support provided for parents, learning in the family context and parents’ level of education. The authors identified two key areas addressed by the research: how...
# The UKLA conference was held at the British Film Institute (BFI) on 13th and 14th November 2008 and attended by teachers, teacher educators and representatives from the local authority and the film industry. The conference proposed that ‘media literacy’ be recognised and taught within the wider context of literacy rather than as a separate subject and offered three perspectives: • Leading...
# This is a reflection on a classroom-based investigation undertaken in one school as part of the Effective Learning Project, a collaborative research initiative with researchers from Homerton College, Cambridge. The investigation posed the question: “What excites primary pupils about writing in school and what switches them off?”
# This resource is a paper written on behalf of the National Literacy Trust which analyses the findings of a survey of children’s reading habits and specifically children’s reading enjoyment, in the light of their social context. It discusses the social and educational benefits for children who choose to read for pleasure at home and the potential longer term issues for children who are neither...
# This resource is a DfES TRIPS digest of a research project investigating the parental role in supporting seven-year old children at home with reading homework. The research focused particularly on children’s inferential responses to texts. One group of parents were given homework and training in how to interact with their children, a second group were given the homework only and a third control...
# This is a research digest from the DfES Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The research took place in Canada and involved 168 children and their parents. It followed the children’s progress in reading from the age of four until age nine years and examined both their home literacy experiences and their performance in reading as measured by standard school tests.