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. ”.

 

Call for Project ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!

Call for Project ideas for 2017: Skills are Key!
Dear Madam,
Dear Sir,Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling skills challenges? Does it align with the priorities of the New Skills Agenda for Europe?
Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Skills will be key in 2017!

Pin down Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2016 in your agenda! You will get a unique insight in the Commission’s new priority on skills in the 2017 Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programme and meet European partners for your project idea.

Find European partners for your next project on tackling skills challenges

During a project development workshop on Friday 9 December from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm, you can meet potential partners and compose your European consortium for the following upcoming calls for proposals in the field of skills:
Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships
Erasmus+ Key Action 3: Policy reforms
Horizon 2020: SwafS-11-2017 Science education outside the classroom or any … Continue reading

Call for papers XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 extended

Schermafdruk 2016-06-20 12.14.41As President of Spanish Reading and Writting 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 October, 31!!
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.
The website of both events with all information is www.aelemadrid2017.com
For specific information about XX European Conference, the link is: http://aelemadrid2017.com/en/xx-european-conference/

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 … Continue reading

Nominations for International Literacy Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe 2016

The purpose of the International Literacy Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe is to recognize, celebrate and reward innovative work for reading promotion in Europe carried out by or for a European national reading association affiliated to the International Literacy Association. The IDEC initiated Award is presented at the European Conferences. The first was given in Brussels at the 10th Conference.

For the Award to be presented at the 20th European Conference on Reading in Madrid, Spain, in 2017, nominations shall close onSeptember 1st, 2016.
The Chairperson of IDEC 2015-17, to whom applications should be made, is: Renate Valtin, Germany. renate.valtin[at]gmail.com

More information can be found in the GUIDELINES FOR THE ILA LITERACY AWARD 2016.
Looking forward to receive many proposals!
Rena Valtin

European Declaration of the Right to Literacy

Lifelong Learning Programme

© ELINET 2015. A Task Force of ELINET members, chaired by Renate Valtin, Germany, has  developed a European Declaration of the Right to Literacy. Go to Elinet website for full details. The declaration is available to download in different languages.

Why a literacy declaration?
In Europe we face serious literacy challenges: one in five 15-year-olds and nearly 55 million adults lack basic literacy skills and in the last 10 years there has been little improvement in the levels of literacy in Europe. International ELINET experts have discovered that the Universal Declaration is too unspecific with regard to literacy.
Literacy has been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Since its creation, UNESCO has promoted literacy as a right: 1975 Persepolis Declaration, 1997 Hamburg Declaration, 2006-2015 Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE), with a focus on those countries that face the biggest literacy challenges, mainly in Africa and Asia.
Every European citizen has the right to acquire literacy. EU Member States should ensure that citizens of all ages, regardless of social class, religion, ethnicity, origin and gender, are provided with … Continue reading

Registration for the ELINET European Literacy Conference is now open

Schermafdruk 2015-11-20 14.27.55Registration for the ELINET European Literacy Conference on 21-22 January 2016 in Amsterdam is now open! You will find the registration form and all relevant information on the conference website.

This conference will be a unique opportunity to learn more about how the results of ELINET can support your work. We would love to hear from you and colleagues from across Europe how our research and toolkits can best be used to help improve literacy in Europe.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Amsterdam!

The organising partners,
Stichting Lezen
Stichting Lezen & Schrijven

Invitation 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference

view-along-the-riverInvitation to the
3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference
Look for updates on the web!
email: 3rdbalticsea[at]gmail.com
welcome добро пожаловать välkommen tervetuloa

14−16 August 2016 − Turku/Åbo, Finland
Making meaning − literacy in action

      • * August 2015 Call for Papers 
      • * December 1st, 2015 Deadline for submitting abstracts
      • * February 2016 Notification to presenters
      • * March 2016 Registration to be included in the programme
      • * April 2016 Early bird registration

Organised by FinRA, in collaboration with Nordic and Baltic Sea Literacy associations
networking with ILA, IDEC, FELA, ELINET
supported by the City of Turku/Åbo

19th European Conference on Literacy

There is a new website for the 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015.
Go there to get all the recent information. The main conference language is English. It is possible to present in any other European language.

 

‘Literacy’ names a constantly dynamic social and cultural phenomenon. It has been, is, and will continue to be transformed by social change, as well as by the potentials of emerging technologies for representation and communication. New potentials for the production of texts and of forms of writing – of newly shaping texts – constantly develop; yet traditional forms of written communication, of reading and writing continue. As a consequence, the present “landscape of literacy” includes ‘traditional’, linguistically complex, monomodal texts and genres, as well as rapidly developing contemporaneous multimodal text-ensembles: of often very short texts, in new genres (e.g. tweets, ‘posts’ … Continue reading

IDEC in Reading Today

In Reading Today, July/August 2014, we find IDEC members figuring prominently on the Award pages. Thanks to Pehr-Olof to point this out to us.

Reading Today July/August 2014 Volume 32, Number 1 Now available online!

Ulla Britt Persson received a IRA Mayann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award (p.29) And Renate Valtin and Meeli Pandis are mentioned on the 2014 International Awards as members of the IDCC.

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Elinet EU-project

elinet-logoOne in five 15-year-old Europeans, as well as nearly 75 million adults, lack basic reading and writing skills. Not only does this make it hard for them to find a job, it also increases their risk of poverty and social exclusion.
The European Literacy Policy Network ELINET was initiated to gather and analyze policy information; exchange policy approaches, good practice, and initiatives and raise awareness of the importance of acting now to reduce the number of children, young people and adults with low literacy skills by 2020. ELINET is formed of 79 partner organizations from 28 countries. The network has received funding from the European Commission to complete a two year work program. During this time, it will develop tools that can be used by different members as well as supporting existing and encouraging new activities. You can visit the EU Elinet project site (still under construction).
On the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association in New Orleans, 10 – 12 of May 2014, Christine Garbe and Renate Valtin talked about the EU-Project Elinet. … Continue reading