Research

Bookstart outcomes

Bookstart leads to… 1. Families buying and sharing more books Researchers found that of families who received Bookstart packs, 71% of parents bought more books for their children, and 28% spent more time sharing books with their children (Wade and Read More …

Bookstart Research in South Tyrol (Italy)

Bookstart projects have become popular all over Europe. The Department of Culture for the German- and Italian-speaking population in South Tyrol (Italy) have been running a Bookstart (bilingual Italian and German) project since 2007. The project comprises a free pack Read More …

Bookstart social return on investment

The social, environmental and economic value created by Bookstart in England was quantified by Just Economics LLP as part of a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis for the 2009/10 financial year. Using the UK Cabinet Office process for assessing Read More …

Book Trust Reading Habits Survey (United Kingdom)

This report, prepapred by DJS Research Limited, presents the results of an England-wide survey of the reading habits of 1500 adults. It examines the relationship between reading habits, attitudes to reading and demographic factors. The findings highlight the need to Read More …

Magazine reading and diversity (Germany)

Magazines open doors to reading This study examines the effectiveness of the ‘Magazines in Schools’ project among pupils, who, as a result of their social situation or their migration backgrounds, are at a disadvantage as far as education is concerned. Read More …

Non-use of public libraries in Germany

The German reading foundation Stiftung Lesen and the German Library Association have released a representative telephone survey on the reasons for the non-use of public libraries. For the first time, it has been examined why adolescents and adults do not Read More …

Potential of e-readers in Germany

With the use of e-readers, reading becomes more appealing for children and teenagers. This is one of the major findings of a study conducted in 2011 by the German reading foundation Stiftung Lesen on the potential of e-readers in the Read More …

Reading picture books as literature (Netherlands)

A structuralist approach to the concept of ‘literary competence’ for four to six-year-old children Summary of PhD Dissertation by Coosje van der Pol This research project addresses the question how picture books can support the development of literary competence in Read More …

Reading socialisation of children in the Family (Germany)

Representative longitudinal study by Stiftung Lesen, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, proves head start for children who enjoy reading. The family home sets children on the right track regarding reading development. A representative Read More …

Reading Study 2016 (Germany)

Every year, Stiftung Lesen, Deutsche Bahn and the weekly newspaper Die Zeit examine the reading landscape in Germany and produce an empirical study, based on the original from 2007. You can click the link to read findings from the 2016 representative Read More …

The Eye of the Master (Netherlands)

Research on the literary development of pupils in the second stage of secondary education Why should you have to read what you can’t yet understand? This is the question underlying this research and aptly points to the didactic and social Read More …