An Exploration of the use of Children’s Literature in Early Reading within a Balanced Literacy Framework in the North and South of Ireland -EuCLER

This project relates to the presence of children’s literature within educational policy in
both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In particular, it focuses on the place, profile
and prevalence given to children’s literature as a key component in the teaching of reading in
the early years (0-8 years). It also explores the potential of rich and varied authentic children’s
literature to promote deep and meaningful literacy learning.

EuCLER Report