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December 22, 2010


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Interesting - at library school we had a visit from one of the coordinators (in the Bristol area) and she said that there was a lot of evidence that it does improve literacy... I do think you are probably right though that it is the most literate families that benefit!

Glad to hear it is working in the Bristol area anyway! Like many things, just because it is a good idea in theory, it does not mean it works on the ground, nor that it is the best use of the money if the aim is improved literacy. I would rather harrang the government to keep the same sum and use it on literacy projects than just say "keep bookstart" without thought (not that's what you're doing, but I think some celebs just jump on the bandwagon without thought). It looks as if it is saved now anyway.

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