UKLA 50th International Conference

50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED

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This event took place Friday 4th to Sunday 6th July 2014
UKLA 50th International Conference

The 2014 UKLA International conference will be a special occasion for the United Kingdom Literacy Association and all its members. We will be celebrating 50 years of our Association's work in literacy education. It will be an occasion to look back but, very importantly, to look ahead to the future. 2014 Keynote Speakers: Friday: David Crystal (Writer and Broadcaster) and Michael Rosen (Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmith's, University of London) Saturday: Ken Goodman (Professor Emeritus, Language, Reading and Culture) and Myra Barrs (Former Co-Director of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) Sunday: Teresa Cremin (Professor of Education, The Open University) Saturday 5th July after dinner speaker: John Agard (playwright, poet and children's writer) PLUS: Over 130 parallel sessions to choose from, UKLA Book Awards 2014 (Friday 4th July), UKLA Bookshop, Norfolk Children's Book Centre, Research and Teaching Awards, evening entertainment and exhibitors. The general theme of this year’s conference provides opportunities to explore and critique the development of literacy teaching over the last 50 years. However, we invite contributors to bring news of research, scholarship, teaching and innovation in literacy education that will inspire delegates to consider the next 50 years. The theme, ’50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change’ will explore research and practice on the following topics:

  • the politics of literacy
  • teaching and learning about poetry
  • media, multi-literacies and multimodal practices
  • inclusion and equality
  • creative approaches to the teaching of literacy
  • the role of libraries
  • literacy in the early years
  • adult literacy
  • the role of children’s literature

These, and many more themes, will feature in this convivial conference.   For any enquiries relating to the conference (from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th July) please call 07896 115226   

The call for papers for the 50th UKLA international conference is now closed. We have had an overwhelming response with a record number of papers submitted.