Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia


Faculty of Education and Arts


Centre for Research in Early Childhood, School of Education


Barratt-Pugh, C., Smith, P., & Anderson, K. (2012). What a difference a year made! : an evaluation of the National Year of Reading 2012 in Western Australia, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory. Perth: Australia, Edith Cowan University.


This report is an evaluation of how the National Year of Reading helped to build a reading culture across the nation. The evaluation was undertaken by The Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia . The report describes the nature and outcomes of the National Year of Reading in the four case studies, including a consideration of what participating organisations delivered beyond what would normally be expected of them. The findings lead to a series of conclusions about the program's successes, challenges and legacy followed by recommendations about how these successes can be sustained and extended beyond 2012.

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