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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.

LONGLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2018 UKLA BOOK AWARDS

Monday, September 11, 2017

The judges for these unique book awards, which are the only awards judged by active classroom teachers, will this year come from Wales, with the 2018 UKLA International Conference, at which the eventual winners are announced, being held in Cardiff.

​Three new articles by Margaret M Clark

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Following the UKLA International Conference at Strathclyde University Margaret Clark had three articles published in the Education Journal in July 2017 in Issues 310, 311 and 312.

Experiences of Student Shadowing 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Anne Swift, NUT ex-president, tutors and winning students reflect on their experiences of the 2017 UKLA International Conference!

Write up of the UKLA/BERA Research Symposium: Digital Literacies in Education

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

On Tuesday May 17th over 70 members of UKLA and BERA joined together to attended the UKLA/BERA Digital Literacies in Education research symposium, hosted at Sheffield Hallam University. This was the fifth annual research day organised by UKLA and BERA, and its aim was to explore how opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of digital literacies are playing out in educational contexts for learners and educators.

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