The 48th UKLA International Conference

Crossing Places: Literacy, Life and School

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This event took place Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2012

The conference title, Crossing Places invites contributors to explore the connections/disconnections between literacy practices and events in homes, schools, communities and to consider the implications for literacy pedagogies and approaches. The conference falls at a time of change for us both in the UK and internationally as new curriculum policies are implemented in many countries.    In itself, this conference offers new opportunities to critique the different ways in which literacy is taught, is needed and is used in real lives beyond school. As this is an international conference it will draw together fields of study that focus on inclusive and socially aware approaches to literacy across the globe.  It will provide a forum for such approaches to speak to each other, to find correspondences and differences, and to share effective ways forward.  Colleagues from all areas of education will be able to discuss, debate and explore these issues at a critical moment in our educational history.  The main conference theme offers many different threads including:

  • The fields of multimodality and New Literacies
  • Implications of educational reform
  • Approaches to literacy in a world of increasing diversity and social change
  • Policy and practice
  • Implications of changes to Initial Teacher Training
  • The interaction and discontinuities between literacy practices outside and inside educational institutions

 Confirmed keynote speakers are Joanne Larson, Victoria J Risko, Morag Styles, Beverley Naidoo, as well as a writers’ panel chaired by Teresa Cremin and Debra Myhill.   Call for Proposals is now closed. 

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