Special Focus Day on Literacy and Social Class

Special focus day to provide an opportunity to consider the way in which social class shapes literacy practices...

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This event took place 12:00am - 11:59pm Thursday July 10th, 2008

This special focus day will provide an opportunity to consider the way in which social class intersects with other aspects of identity, such as race and class, to shape the literacy practices and experiences of children and young people.  Renowned national and international speakers will provide an account of cutting edge research enabling a fresh and informed perspective that values the children and families we work with. 

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee and registration

10.30 - 11.30 Barbara Comber, University of South Australia: Knowing your place: Literacy, pedagogy and life stories

11.30 - 11.45 Tea and coffee

11.45 - 12.30 Eve Gregory and Ann Williams, Goldsmiths College, University of London: Writing Inequalities: Literacy and Social Class.

12.30 - 1.15 Rebecca Rogers, University of Missouri-St. Louis: Class Struggles: Teachers and Students Working Together for Change

1.15 - 2.00 LUNCH

2.00 - 2.45 Kathy Sylva, University of Nottingham and Pam Sammons, University of Oxford Mind the Gap: Results from the longitudinal EPPE 3-11 study of child, family, home learning environment and educational influences on children’s reading attainment at different ages

2.45 - 3.30 Jenny Cobley, Senior Assistant Director, NIACE Nurturing a love of reading: How lifelong learning agencies are working to extend the reach of family literacy and language programmes

3.30 – 4.00 Closing panel and discussion. Kate Pahl (Chair)