Babies, books and 'impact': Problems and possibilities in the evaluation of a Bookstart project

Elaine Hall*

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Abstract

This paper draws on an evaluative research project undertaken for North Tyneside Children and Young People 's Library Service. 'Babies Need Books ' was set up in response to the Birmingham Bookstart pilot (Wade & Moore, 1993). The Early Childhood Research Group at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne re-analysed the data collected by questionnaire, tracked library use by project families and conducted a series of telephone interviews to clarify key issues. The problems of evaluation will be discussed in relation to findings from a follow-up project which explores the transfer of literacy from home to school.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalEducational Review
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

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