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Commons Select Committee Enquiry into Adult Literacy 2014-15 
Committee calls for national campaign on adult literacy and numeracy.
On UN International Literacy Day (8 September), the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee publishes a report recommending the Government launch a high-profile campaign to tackle the alarmingly low levels of adult literacy and numeracy in England. 
Download the report pdf-download Reading Force is referenced on page 37 and included in Appendix.

Academic papers

Baverstock, A. and Gordon, H. (2013)
‘Reading Force: can an experience of shared reading be used as a conduit to effective communication within both Services families and their wider communities?’
Children in War: The International Journal of Evacuee and War Child Studies, 1(10), pp. 77-88 ISSN (print) 1745-7211

pdf-downloadBaverstock, A.(2013)
‘Reading Force: practice as research in the context of a shared reading project for Forces families’, Logos Volume: 24-3 (2013) ISSN (print) 0957-9656

Baverstock, A. (2013)
‘Promoting Shared Reading within Military Families: The Benefits and Barriers of Reading Force’, Journal of Military Experience, Volume 2

Papers given at conferences

Baverstock, A. (2013)
‘The issues for Services families’, Education Conference for 145 Brigade, Sandhurst, May 2013

Baverstock, A. (2013)
‘Reading Force: the promotion of shared reading to foster effective communication within Forces families’, Conference: Practice, Process, Paradox, Roehampton University, 11/12th April 2013-11-18

Baverstock, A. (2012)
‘Postings: the family’s perspective’, Service children: mobility and transition, Services Children’s Support Network Conference, Birmingham 27th November 2012

Baverstock, A. (2011)
‘Reading Force: how can books help bridge the gap between Services families and theatre of war?’ 4th International War Child Conference: The lost childhoods of wartime, 7-9th September 2011

For more details on the above please email Alison Baverstock at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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