Chairperson: Tracey Parvin
Vice-chairperson: Roger McDonald
FELA representative: Elizabeth Broad
UKLA was founded in 1963 as the United Kingdom Reading Association, changing its name to the United Kingdom Literacy Association in 2003, to reflect more accurately its wide remit. UKLA seeks, through education and advocacy, to promote research and good practice in language and literacy teaching. It is energetic in its work to influence UK education policy. Its sub-committees promote research, international relations, publications, conferences and awards. It has a strong publications section, with two refereed journals, Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading. It also publishes, in conjunction with the English Association, English 4-11, as well as a broad range of books, position papers, practice and planning guides. The full range of titles can be viewed on our website.
Our awards programme is extensive and includes the UKLA Book Award, the Brenda Eastwood Award for good practice in teaching for diversity and inclusion, the John Downing Award which celebrates a class’ response to one of the UKLA is a member of FELA and part of Elinet and is further strengthening its ties with colleagues across the world through an International Ambassador scheme. It supports a number of literacy projects in Africa.books shortlisted for the Book Award, the UKLA Digital Book Award, the UKLA Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Award, the UKLA Academic Book Award and the UKLA Literacy School of the Year. Further details are again available on our website.
UKLA 55th International Conference, July 2019, Sheffield: Literacy and Play: improvisation, possibility and imagination. https://ukla.org/conferences/event/ukla-55th-international-conference-2019