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.
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”.
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
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
Stand session and coffee
Closing session. Introduction Ann-Sofie Selin
Dr. William G. Brozo Boys’ Media as a Resource in Their Own Literacy Development