Anne Godenir RIP

Ton souvenir est comme un livre bien aimé qu’on lit sans cesse et qui jamais n’est refermé
Your memory is like a well-loved book that one reads incessantly and never closes) 

On August 12, 2017 Anne Godenir, died (1964-2017).
We know her as a person who worked very hard to improve adult literacy in the French speaking part of Belgium.
Anne was a good friend, member of IDEC and FELA and the president of the

ABLF Association belge pour le lecture – section francophone.

 

On behalf of IDEC & Fela Jeroen Clemens (Netherlands) and Ariana – Stanca Văcăreţu (Romania) attended the funeral and paid respect to the family. From the ABLF Patricia Schillings and several colleagues were there.

We have lost a very dear friend. Anne, you will always be in our minds.
Our thoughts are with Xavier, her partner, her children and the family and close friends.

The European Literacy Trail at 20th European Conference on Literacy

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

The International Literacy Association Award

for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe 2017

is presented to

Snježana Berak

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

Justification:
“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”.

History European Associations IDEC

 

 

 

 

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.


 

Election of Bernadette Dwyer as Vice President of ILA

From a international, European, perspective we are very happy for the election of Bernadette Dwyer from Ireland as the new Vice President of the ILA.
I, a long standing IDEC member, have not discussed this yet with the other IDEC members and so write this as a private person, but I’m sure I’m not the only one, who feels this way.
Jeroen Clemens

Let me know and write a comment.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS Literacy Association of Ireland 41st International Conference

Literacy Association of Ireland
41st International Conference
Marino Institute of Education, Dublin
October 5th-6th 2017

LAI invites proposals for papers, workshops and poster presentations for its 41st annual international conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Perspectives on Literacy: Bringing voices together.
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)                    6th October 2017
KEYNOTE SPEAKER                                PJ Lynch. Children’s Laureate, Illustrator, Author

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS
Proposals for papers or workshops (150-300 word abstract) should be submitted by June 12th, 2017, using the electronic form at www.literacyireland.com
Queries by e-mail to LiteracyIreland@gmail.com
Please watch our website for ongoing updates and follow us on Twitter @LiteracyIRL

De Literacy Association of Ireland is lid van het International Development in Europe Committee van de International Literacy Association en van de Federation of European Literacy Associations. Van beide professionele netwerken ben ik ook lid.

Conference Literacy in the digital Age Vilnius 20.01.17

On Januari, 20 we had the Conference Literacy in the digital Age at the Lithuania National Library in Vilnius, Lithuania. We will put as many presentations as possible here to look at and to download. Come back to check if there are any additions.

CONFERENCE: LITERACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2017
The Lithuania National Library, Vilnius

 

9.00-10.00       Registration
10.00-12.00     Plenary session (simultaneous translation).
Chair: Daiva Penkauskienė

12.00-12.30     Coffee break
12.30-14.00     PARALLEL SESSIONS

I. Literacy and special needs education: different approaches and perspectives. Moderator Rūta Kačkutė 

II. Reading promotion in the Digital Age. Moderator Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

  • Juli-Anna Aerila. Helping children enjoy reading.
  • Silvija Tretjakova. Reading Promotion in Latvia: developing a comprehensive multi-level literacy program.
  • Natalya Kurikalova. Education and reading programs for children undergoing long-time treatment in hospitals.

 III. Literacy in the changing world: challenges and opportunities. Moderator Valentina Dagienė

  • Veronika Rot Gabrovec. Did the earth move for you too? Digital (non)natives, and multimodal folk tales.
  • Elizabeth Broad. Interactive text:  distraction, engagement and understanding.
  • Ana Tymcuk How to help immigrants with Literacy

IV. Teaching Literacy in All Content Area and Life Long Learning. Moderator Daiva Penkauskienė

V. Literacy Teacher Education: effective practices. Moderator Žydronė Žukauskaitė-Kasparienė

14.00-15.00
Lunch
15.00-16.00
Stand session and coffee

16.00-17.00
Closing session. Introduction Ann-Sofie Selin
Dr. William G. Brozo Boys’ Media as a Resource in Their Own Literacy Development

 

 

 

20th European Conference on Literacy 2017 Call for papers extended

Schermafdruk 2016-06-20 12.14.41 As President of Spanish Reading and Writing Association (AELE), I am pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 in Madrid, Spain, to be open until December, 18, 2016.
For specific information about XX European Conference, see http://aelemadrid2017.com/en/xx-european-conference/
This edition of European Conference, with the main theme “Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st. Century“, will be held  on July, 3–6. As organizers, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event by submitting projects, experiences and other theoretical or practical contributions on literacy as “moving target”.
The AELE team inform that this European Conference takes place in parallel with a new edition of Ibero-american Forum “Literacy and Learning” to improve the communication node between cultures and the exchange of experiences and research knowledge.
We are looking forward to your contributions for ORAL PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, SYMPOSIUMS, ROUND TABLES and WORKSHOPS. Please, see specific information of each type of contribution.
If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers or the conference as such, please let us know in european.conference.madrid2017@gmail.com
We are looking forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Madrid – 2017, as a speaker and/or a participant!
Kind regards from Spain,
Estela D´Angelo

3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference Key notes & Presentations

Update 15-11-2016 The 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference was a great succes. We will share experiences and photos later. In this blog we will share key notes and some of the presentations. Please download and read. Comments are very welcome.
More than 80 presentations you can find on the site of the organisers, FINRA. Further on you can see a few examples.


  1. Key Note Sari Sulkunen  Literacy – Action for the future
  2. Key Note Bill Brozo Leaving No Boy Behind: Empowering Struggling and Disengaged Male Readers

  1. Bill Brozo Renate Valtin Sari Sulkunen ELINET: Promoting Best Practices and Policies in Literacy across Europe
  2. Ariana-Stanca Văcărețu Romania  Literacy Projects Romanian RWCT Association
  3. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers.
  4. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Canada  Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers. List of Literature
  5. Jeroen Clemens Netherlands Literacy in a digital age: a challenge for language teachers.
  6. Guðmundur B. Kristmundsson Iceland How can literacy education prepare young people for becoming an active independent citizen?
  7. Petra Mikeln Slovenia Booking around: My favourite literary character
  8. Arne Trageton Creative digital writing (6-10 year olds) Writing to Read 1999 – 2016
  9. Suvi Sankinen Learning to read in Finnish

ILA Research Panel featured research session on Dyslexia

Schermafdruk 2016-07-17 14.22.45Dyslexia and the growing influence of dyslexia-organizations is a matter of concern in the US.

The official program says: “In this session, two distinguished scholars, one from the United States and one from Germany, will present their perspectives on research relating to dyslexia. Professor Donna Scanlon has done systematic research on children’s reading development and difficulties, particularly dyslexia, for over 35 years and through over $22 million of research grants. ILA has awarded her the Albert J. Harris Award for her research. Professor Renate Valtin is president of the German Society for Reading and Writing. She is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame and winner of ILA’s William S. Gray Citation of Merit for her research, which has also focused on children’s literacy development and dyslexia. ”.
You can see and download the presentations here:

  1. Renate Valtin Dyslexia Presentation
  2. Donna Scanlon Dyslexia Presentation