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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.