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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 video and 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 Reading Force is referenced on page 37 and included in Appendix

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Academic Papers

Baverstock, A. et al (2021)

‘What Were the Processes and Outcomes of Offering Shared Reading as an Intervention for Veterans in Prison?’ LOGOS 32/3 (2021)

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Baverstock, A. (2021)

‘What were the processes and associated impact of enabling Education students to increase their awareness of the specific educational issues of Service families?’ Education 3-13, 50-6, July 2022

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Baverstock, A.(2016)

‘What are the barriers to reaching Forces families and to evaluating the impact of working with them? Assessing the effectiveness of Reading Force, a programme to promote shared reading within the Forces community’, Logos Volume: 27-4 (2016)

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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

Baverstock, A.(2013)

‘Reading Force: practice as research in the context of a shared reading project for Armed Forces families’, Logos Volume: 24-3 (2013)

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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. (2022)

‘How working on shared-reading with veterans in Northern Ireland improved connectivity. Forces in Mind Conference, Westminster, 24.03.22.

Baverstock, A. (2019)

‘What part can shared reading play in student transition and engagement?’ Inside Government conference: Effectively enhancing student engagement across HE. London: 06.06.19

Baverstock, A. (2019)

‘Raising standards of behaviour in schools: what part can shared-reading play?’ Inside Government conference. London: 21.05.19

Baverstock, A. and Morris, W. (2019)

‘Academic/LRC collaboration at Kingston: Shared reading to build a community’. CPD-M25 Group, London.

Baverstock, A. (2019)

‘A brighter future for Britain’s military community.’ Conference chair, Public Policy Exchange 12.13.19 Accessed: 07.03.19.

Baverstock, A. (2018)

‘The role of shared-reading in promoting wellbeing within the Forces community’. The Army Welfare Service Conference, Corsham.

Baverstock, A. and Steinitz, J. (2018)

‘What makes a writer? How do early influences shape, and working habits develop, those who write?’ The Society for the History of Authorship, Readership and publishing, Sydney, June.

Baverstock, A. (2017)

‘The responsibility of the publisher to encourage wider involvement in reading.’ Columbia Publishing Course, Oxford.

Baverstock, A., Kerin, M. and Waddington, L. (2015)

‘What are the benefits and barriers to implementing a shared reading programme?’ HEIR, UWS.

Baverstock, A. (2015)

‘What role can shared-reading play in promoting the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of Services families?’ Why literacy matters, Westminster Policy Exchange, 02.11.15.

Baverstock, A. (2015)

‘How can Reading Force help with resettlement and reintegration?’ Armed Forces and Local Government Conference, Public Policy Exchange, 03.02.15.

Baverstock, A. (2015)

‘What are the benefits and barriers to implementing a shared reading programme?’ Higher Education Institutional Research Conference (HEIR), UWS, 11.09.15.


Baverstock, A. (2014)

‘Reading Force; a practice as research project to encourage shared-reading within Services families’. Armed Forces and Local Government Conference, Public Policy Exchange, 04.02.14.


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