UKLA Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award

The UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award is a prestigious prize bestowed on the best article in the Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) and Literacy in the previous year. Both are peer-reviewed journals with international reputations for excellence.

Clare Dowdall, Jill McClay and Colin Harrison with Literacy Winner 2016 Lynne Wiltse and James Edgar of Wiley Blackwell
Clare Dowdall, Jill McClay and Colin Harrison with Literacy Winner 2016 Lynne Wiltse and James Edgar of Wiley Blackwell

The shortlists are chosen by working parties convened by the editors of JRR and Literacy. 

The award is given to a text which fulfils many of the following criteria:

  • Relevance to readership – taking account of an international readership
  • Accessibility to a knowledgeable readership
  • Original content which contributes significantly to existing knowledge or the development of new knowledge, policy or strategy
  • Clear theoretical position
  • Methodologically sound research processes /design appropriate to the theoretical standpoint
  • Sound level of critical analysis
  • Relevant and appropriate citation base  

The 2016 winners were honoured at a wine reception at the UKLA International Conference 8-10 July 2016, in Bristol.
 

View the past winners