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The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study PIRLS 2016: a cautionary tale by Margaret Clark

Thursday, March 22, 2018

We're grateful to Margaret Clark and the Education Journal for allowing us to re-produce this article on The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study PIRLS 2016

​UKLA Literacy School of the Year 2017-18 announced

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

UKLA is proud to announce the 2017-18 recipient of our prestigious award for schools. St. Anthony’s Primary School, Renfrewshire is the 2017-18 Literacy School of the year: A school where literacy thrives.

Shortlist announced for the UKLA/Wiley Research in Literacy Education Award 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

UKLA is delighted to announce shortlists for the prestigious ​UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2018.

UKLA announces the shortlist for the Academic Book Award 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The four books selected for the shortlist all make distinctive and very different contributions to the field. Subjects include: film, storytelling, writer identity and digital media.

UKLA Life Time Achievement Award

Monday, January 22, 2018

​On 20 November 2017, colleagues, friends, admirers and family gathered to celebrate the immense contribution Margaret Meek has made both nationally and internationally to the advancement of language, literacy and literature education.

Ofsted’s ‘Bold Beginnings’ UKLA response

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Although welcoming some of the viewpoints and observations within the report, UKLA has some serious concerns and reservations regarding the possible impact that some of the statements might have on the future development of the early years curriculum.

UKLA Comments on PIRLS

Monday, December 18, 2017

​The publishing of the PIRLS 2016 results has resulted in the usual political flurry, with politicians seizing the opportunity to emphasise that the raised focus on securing children’s decoding skills through systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) has been responsible for the UK’s positive shift in ranking.

Current Global Politics Limit Academic Freedom

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

On Universal Children’s Day, the scholarly organization International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) issued a Statement of Principles, because it is worried about the ways in which contemporary geopolitics curtail academic freedom.

UKLA issues its response to the government consultation on primary assessment

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

In 2016, UKLA published a brief statement of principles of assessment, stating that “We believe that the design and implementation of the statutory assessment system in primary schools have a number of serious problems which are not resolvable within the existing framework...

New Editor for Literacy Needed

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

UKLA is looking for a new editor (or editors) for their international journal Literacy, published by Wiley. After a splendid period guiding the journal to even greater quality and international appeal, the current editors are stepping down.

A new article by Margaret Clark on Australia and the Phonics Check

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

​Policy makers in Australia are increasingly taking note of their performance in comparative research programmes like the OECD's PISA...

The Egmont Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards

Monday, October 09, 2017

The publisher Egmont is collaborating with the Open University and the UK Literacy Association to build reciprocal and interactive communities of readers.

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