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


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

The Award is given annually for papers published in each of UKLA’s journals - Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) - judged to be exemplary in terms of criteria applied in both journals. Literacy and JRR are peer-reviewed journals with international reputations for excellence. The panel chair is Dr. Wayne Tennent.

UKLA congratulates all the shortlisted authors.

The winning authors will be announced at the UKLA International Conference in Cardiff July 6-8 and invited to present a joint seminar at the conference.

Shortlist Literacy 2018

  • Bearne, Eve. Assessing Children’s written texts: a framework for equity. Volume 51 Number 2 May 2017.
  • Ellis, Sue and Smith, Vivienne. Assessment, teacher education and the emergence of professional expertise. Volume 51 Number 2 May 2017.
  • Moss, Gemma. Assessment, accountability and the literacy curriculum: reimagining the future in the light of the past. Volume 51 Number 2 May 2017.
  • Maine, Fiona.The bothersome crow people and the silent princess: exploring the orientations of children as they play a digital narrative game. Volume 51 Number 3 September 2017.
  • Kelly Chandler-Olcott. Disciplinary literacy and multimodal text design in physical education. Volume 51, Number 3 September 2017.
  • Jennifer Danridge Turner and Jennifer Albro. When I grow up: assessing American children’s perspectives on college and career readiness through drawings. Volume 51 Number 2 May 2017.

Shortlist JRR 2018

  • Effects of different ways of introducing a reading task on intrinsic motivation and comprehension (pages 17–36), Ivar Bråten, Roy-Petter Johansen and Helge I. Strums, Vol 1: 17-36
  • Examining the contributions of syntactic awareness and syntactic knowledge to reading comprehension (pages 57–74), Danielle Brimo, Kenn Apel and Treeva Fountain, Vol 1: 57-74
  • Examining preservice teacher content and pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach reading in elementary school (pages 219–232), Sarah K. Clark, Sara R. Helfrich and Lance Hatch, Vol 3: 219-232
  • Patterns of literacy learning in German primary schools over the summer and the influence of home literacy practices (pages 233–253), Frauke Meyer, Kane Meissel and Stuart McNaughton, Vol 3: 233-253
  • Similar but different: differences in comprehension diagnosis on the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability and the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension (pages 403–419), Danielle Colenbrander, Lyndsey Nickels and Saskia Kohnen, Vol 4: 403-419

The Literacy shortlists were selected by Jill McClay and Clare Dowdall (editors), Gabrielle Cliff Hodges and Trinka Messenheimer; the JRR shortlists by Jessie Rickets and Julia Caroll (editors) in consultation with JRR Associate Editors.

Notes for Editors

The Award is given annually for papers published in each of UKLA’s journals - Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) - judged to be exemplary in terms of criteria applied in both journals.

Specifically, the award is given to a text which fulfils many of the following criteria:

  • Relevance to readership – taking account of an international readership
  • Accessibility to a knowledgeable readership
  • Original content which contributes significantly to existing knowledge or the development of new knowledge, policy or strategy
  • Clear theoretical position
  • Methodologically sound research processes /design appropriate to the theoretical standpoint
  • Sound level of critical analysis
  • Relevant and appropriate citation base

Final panel: Dr. Wayne Tennent (Chair) Frances Bodger, Lynda Graham, Christine Hall, Clare Kelly, Jackie Marsh, Rebecca Parry, Kat Valley, Nicola Yuill

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