Literacy Hours : A survey of the national picture in the Spring term of 1998

Marian Sainsbury

01 May 1998

This survey of local education authorities aimed to establish how widespread was the use of a literacy hour, and whether there were significant differences in approach between different models.

This report presents the results from the survey, which show that the use of a literacy hour is considerably more widespread than the National Literacy Project alone, and that not all literacy hours are the same. It gives a summary of the models of literacy hour revealed by the survey, compares and contrasts these, and relates each to the National Curriculum programmes of study.