Scientific research is an important aspect of reading promotion. EURead members share important scientific results with each other. Some of our members are setting up a Research Network to discuss scientific topics and national research agendas. On this page we share some recent and valuable reports. Scroll down for an overview of more articles, and click the button at the bottom of the page to view the full list of articles.
10 Facts About Global Literacy
While the number of illiterate people in the world continues to decline, there are still approximately 773 million people in the world who cannot read. The Finnish Reading Center’s info pack on global literacy was published in 2022.read more
Multilingual Literacy Finnish Reading Center’s Multilingual Literacy Report provides information and guidance for the development of public and private services to support the literacy of speakers of all languages.read more
Over One Fourth of Families Began Reading, Thanks to a Book Gift
Two thirds of the families that received the Book Bag to Every Baby Born campaign’s book gift at a maternal and child health care clinic are reading more than before, according to the latest impact survey. All of the public health nurses involved believe that the book bags encourage families to read. The goal of […]read more
Language use in the curriculum with an emphasis on bilingual education in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Vella, L. A., Mifsud, C. & Muscat, D. (2020). A Report on Language Use in Mathematics Education in Malta. Internal Report, Ministry for Education, Malta. The report outlines the methods adopted, results and implications from two complementary studies on the use of language in Mathematics lessons in Malta. The aim of Study 1 was to […]
Language use in early childhood education
Vella, L. A. Mifsud C. & Muscat, D. (2019). Language use in Early Childhood Education Classrooms in Malta. A Report for the Ministry for Education and Employment, Malta. This report presents findings from a survey and case-studies carried out in Maltese Kindergarten classrooms . The main objective of this study was to examine the various […]
The impact of COVID-19 on Children’s & Young Adult Reading Communities in Ireland and Scotland
Children’s Books Ireland is a proud, active member of Lionra: The Ireland-Scotland Youth Literature and Arts Network. This new transnational network was created in 2021 as part of a research project funded by an Ireland-Scotland Bilateral Network Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Ireland. The project explored how […]
Reading fiction with an e-book or in print
Purposes, pragmatics and practices. A focus group study Lukas Kosch, Günther Stocker, Annika Schwabe, Hajo Boomgaarden | University of Vienna Abstract Empirical research on the differences between digital and print reading has recently increased, mainly concentrating on informational texts while disregarding literary texts. Concerning narrative fiction, the existing quantitative studies have found no or very […]
Experiencing literature on the e-reader: the effects of reading narrative texts on screen
Annika Schwabe, Lukas Brandl, Hajo G. Boomgaarden, Günther Stocker | University of Vienna Abstract Background The digitalisation of literature is proliferating, and the increasing spread of digital reading devices and the availability of digital texts is likely to make books on screen a lasting phenomenon, but little attention has been paid to the consequences of […]
Book readers in the digital age
Reading practices and media technologies Annika Schwabe, Lukas Kosch, Hajo G. Boomgaarden and Günther Stocker Abstract With the rising popularity of digital reading media, leisure reading is undergoing a transformation process. However, the reasons for readers to adopt e-book reading or to stick to traditional printed books are mainly unknown. Therefore, we explored demographic and motivational differences between print readers, digital readers, […]
Reading in Scotland: My Life as a Reader report
Readers in Scotland are as varied as the country itself in everything from their history and access to books, to their favourite genre or format. Our research team asked a panel to tell us what and why they read, and to reflect on the role of reading throughout their life.
The impact of book gifting in Scotland
Scottish Book Trust’s two national book gifting programmes support families to read, sing and learn together. After 12 years of Bookbug and six years of Read, Write, Count, we undertook a mixed method evaluation of the cumulative impact these programmes have had on children and families who received the book bags.
Effect Study BookStart (NL)
Point of departure for the researchThis publication contains the results of research into BoekStart, the programme to promote reading.As a follow-up to the first effect study of 2014, research commissioned by the Dutch ReadingFoundation (Stichting Lezen) was carried out into the long-term effects of BoekStart. Attention wasalso given to specific effective characteristics, to ways of […]