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.


Check the editors list

As I promised I will make your own association page private on the IDEC website. This means that only one representative from the country / Association can add and edit. You cannot change the information on other pages any more. 
I would like to know who will be the editor of your association page. I made a list with associations and editors. You can find this list on IDEC spreadsheet Roles
Request: Check the list, and:  

  • Place a + sign ( PLUS) or an OK in the column at the right to tell me this is OK. He/She will be the editor
  • Put a new name in the right column if you want to change the editor or add one ( from some countries I don’t know who to put there) 

Thanks Jeroen C

Meeting RAIN – Stichting Lezen en Schrijven

As a result of the meeting with princess Laurentien on Saturday 21st in Vienna, I have been invited to the New Years Meeting for partners and friends of the Stichting Lezen en Schrijven

And, even more important, I have made an appointment to discuss the ways RAIN and the Stichting could collaborate and so improve literacy.

Contemporary literacy

As a comment to the excellent talk of Gunther Kress this afternoon,  I will draw your attention to a new study at the university of Stavanger:

Literacy studies – master

Is the book an endangered species? Are sms-messages destroying the English language? What were medieval books like? How do children learn to read and write? Who was Shakespeare and does it matter? What does reading do to our minds? http://www.uis.no/studietilbud/spraak_og_litteratur/master/literacy_studies/

And another study at the National centre for reading educaton and reserearch (Lesesenteret):  Digital reading
How can one teach students who hide behind their PCs and switch between Word, Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter? An ordinary day for teachers has been completely transformed during the last five to ten years. Reading research at the University of Stavanger has examined the complete transformation of the classroom which has taken place over the last 5-10 years.  http://lesesenteret.uis.no/frontpage/news/article26458-3357.html