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”.

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.

Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy

We are happy to inform that Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy is affiliated to IRA. Congratulations and best wishes to the association and thanks to all who were involved into the process.
Rūta Elijošaitytė and Rūta Kačkutė where the main engines. Global Affairs and Pehr Olof Rönnholm provided instrumental guidance. Special thanks to Amy Kuchner for constant and efficient support.
We are looking for a success of Lithuanian Association for Reading and Cultural Literacy  in IRA and IDEC family.
We are looking for more groups in European countries following Lithuanian example in establishing and affiliation process.

MaRA’s website: Seminar Presentations, Skopje 2010

Friends, MaRA is very much excited about our new web site: http://literacymk.wordpress.com

Among the other pages there is this one http://literacymk.wordpress.com/1st-national-literacy-conference/ It contains the presentations of almost all of the presenters, in Skopje 2010. I know I don’t have Hennrieta  and Schlomo’s. I would be more than happy to also add these. Is it all right for you to have them  here, on the IDEC web site?

Please let me know.