International ELINET Symposium 2018 “Literacy in the 21st Century: Participation – Inclusion – Equity”
You can download the conference programme in color or in black & white.
To register for the conference please visit the symposium page on the Elinet website. Here you can download the registration form and send it to gross-projects[at]web.de until July 12th 2018.
There will be no conference fees. Participants will only have to cover travel and accommodation costs by themselves. We hope to see you all.
ELINET Association (European Literacy Policy Network) & University of Cologne
Prof. Dr. Christine Garbe, Chair of ELINET Association; University of Cologne, Germany
Viv Bird, ex Chief Executive of Booktrust, UK
Prof. Dr. Patricia Schillings, University of Liège, Belgium
Dr. Sari Sulkunen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Dr. Eufimia Tafa, University of Crete, Greece
Prof. Dr. Renate Valtin, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. William G. Brozo, George-Mason-University, USA
Drs. Jeroen Clemens, Windesheim University for Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Dr. Fabio Nascimbeni, Universidad International de la Rioja, Spain
Dr. George Manolitsis, University of Crete, Greece
Prof. Dr. Gerry Shiel, St. Patrick ́s College Dublin, Ireland
42nd International Conference
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin November 9th-10th 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
The theme of this year’s conference is Literacy without Borders
Professor Peter Afflerbach 9th November (Evening) University of Maryland
LAI invites proposals for papers, workshops and poster presentations for its 42nd annual international conference.
The conference will explore research and practice across a wide range of topics relating to literacy across all educational sectors (early childhood, Primary, Post-Primary, tertiary and educational services).
Cuirtear fáilte faoi leith roimh pháipéir nó cheardlanna i nGaeilge.
DATE (for all presentations) 10th November 2018
Proposals for papers or workshops (150-300 word abstract) should be submitted by September 14th, 2018, using the proposal form at www.literacyireland.com
Proposals (or queries) should be sent by e-mail to LiteracyIreland@gmail.com
Please watch our website for ongoing updates and follow us on Twitter @LiteracyIRL
Literacy Association of Ireland, c/o Drumcondra Education Centre
St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
Go to the website for more detailed information, sending proposals and registration. August 4th-7th 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark
We are very pleased to invite you to register for The 18th Nordic Literacy Conference & the 21st European Conference on Literacy under the heading of Learning from the Past for the Future: Literacy for All
You can send a proposal for a presentation or you can register without giving a presentation. But please do consider submitting a proposal for a presentation, so that we can share our knowhow and experiences across country borders, whether you are a teacher, a school leader, a librarian, a researcher or just in general interested in literacy.
June 15th : Call for contributions
November 1st : Deadline of submission of abstracts
December 1st : Registration opens for all
February 1st-15th : Letter of acceptance of contributions
May 1st : Latest registration of presenters
May 1st : Latest registration for early birds
August 1st : Latest registration for others than presenters
August 4th – 7th : Conference in Copenhagen
The International Elinet SymposiumJuly 23-24, 2018, Cologne, Germany gets even more interesting. And the deadline for proposals has been extended to April 30th.
Participate in the Young Researcher´s and Professional´s Literacy Slam competition and win the “Literacy Slam Award 2018” of 1.000 Euro! More info here.
And a Reminder for the Call for Contributions online for the International Elinet Symposium. You can submit your contribution and a brief CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or go tho the website. Please tell your colleagues and friends. Download the programma here
An abstract of FELA paper on Irish Literacy. You can download the whole paper here
Interrogating literacy policy and achievement in Irish schools in the content of
The National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy: A positive picture and some
possible ways forward Dr Brian Murphy, School of Education, University College Cork, Ireland.
This paper begins with a consideration of the power and impact of international literacy assessments
especially the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on education policy
worldwide. It reflects on and reassesses contemporary literacy policy developments for Irish schools
resulting from one average performance in literacy in the PISA international assessment in 2009. It
reappraises the resulting Irish National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy 2011-2020 and its impact on
literacy development in schools in the context of its recent interim review by the Irish Department of
Education and Skills (DES). It considers some of the successes, progress and possible issues generally
acknowledged in its period of implementation and compares and contrasts them with those actually
explicitly acknowledged by the DES in the Interim Review of the aforementioned Strategy. While there
are some areas of commonality, there are clear issues and priorities in respect of literacy not officially
acknowledged by the interim report, which the paper goes on to discuss and examine. It concludes
with a consideration of some key elements of literacy development, which should inform and support
national literacy policy and practice going forward. Such elements are put forward as desirable policy
priorities and developments for literacy policy in Irish schools going forward with a view to maximising
literacy learning outcomes on behalf of all teachers and students in Irish schools.
The International Development in Europe Committee of the International Literacy Association has merged with the Federation of European Literacy Association in January 2018.
The FELA website is under construction, please email FELAliteracyEurope /at/ gmail.com for more information.
Call for Contributions – International ELINET Symposium 2018
The ELINET Association will host an International Symposium for Improving Literacy Policies and Practices across Europe from July 23rd -24th 2018 in Cologne.
The two day symposium will offer various opportunities to share ideas and perspectives on current and future literacy issues around participation, inclusion and equity. The symposium strives to produce outcomes in terms of statements on key-questions for the future, and policy statements.
Find the complete call and more information here
The European collaboration goes way back. This is the 20the European Conference on Literacy, so 40 years of networking for literacy. Since the European associations organized all these conferences each organisation wrote a report about their history. Look at the reports at the history of each the associations. And we made a beautiful poster out of this. Look at it and marvel.
The International Literacy Association Award
for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe 2017
is presented to
for an original idea
Croatian prison reading program for parents and children
submitted by the Croatian Reading Association
2 July 2017 at the 20th European Literacy Conference in Madrid, Spain
Doug Fisher President International Literacy Association
Renate Valtin Chairperson International Development in Europe Committee
“It is an innovative, long-lasting project in a difficult field, developing literacy skills for children with special needs, and giving excellent examples of national networking. The project impressed due to its combination of methods, clear outcomes and focus on specific target groups. Children who are in contact with their parents-detainees (through literacy activities) are at a lower risk of developing undesirable behaviour, and they experience smaller stress of separation from the absent parent. By listening to their parents’ reading, the children can develop reading skills and thus succeed at school. The program also has a preventive role for a parent prisoner because the prisoner who managed to retain (or develop) a close relationship with his/her child during imprisonment shows a lower risk of repeating crime after release. The Prison Reading Program contributes to the rehabilitation of the whole family. Through the project the prison staff also get a chance to learn about the importance of literacy as a means of communication, and the staff can use this kind of knowledge in their work with many inmates”.
In two weeks the 20th European Conference on Literacy starts in Madrid. We are very proud of this.
Since the European associations organized all these conferences we decided at our last meeting to write a 2 page report about the history of each the associations.
If you are interested in our history, you can read the historical overviews here. We are very interested in your comments.
We will also make a beautiful poster out of this.