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RAI 38th annual conference, September 25-27, 2014 Call for papers
RAI 38th annual conference, September 25-27, 2014 Call for papers
RAI 37th annual conference: Keynote speaker Catherine Snow with Niamh Fortune (RAI President, 2012-2013)
RAI 37th annual conference: Keynote speaker Catherine Snow with Niamh Fortune (RAI President, 2012-2013)
RAI Spring Seminars 2014
RAI Spring Seminars 2014
RAI Newsletters
RAI Newsletters

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RAI Annual Conference 2014

The 38th International Conference of the Reading Association of Ireland takes place in Dublin on September 25-27, 2014. The theme of this year’s Conference is: Literacy, Texts and Contexts: Looking Towards the Future. Click here to submit a proposal.

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50th UKLA International Conference

50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change

The 50th Annual United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference takes place in the University of Sussex from Friday 4th - Sunday 6th July 2014.

The 50th UKLA International conference will be a special occasion for the United Kingdom Literacy Association and all its members. UKLA will be celebrating 50 years of the Association’s work in literacy education. It will be an occasion to look back but, very importantly, to look ahead to the future. The general theme of the conference provides opportunities to explore and critique the development of literacy teaching over the last 50 years. However, contributors are also invited to bring news of research, scholarship, teaching and innovation in literacy education that will inspire delegates to consider the next 50 years.

Proposals can be submitted on-line here: http://www.ukla.org/conferences/apply. The deadline is 2nd December 2013. For further information please visit: http://www.ukla.org/conferences/event/ukla_50th_international_conference/

  

Munch Time 2013

Winner of Munch Time 2012, pre-school owner and mum-of-four, Veronica Casey from ‎Loughlinstown launched the 2013 competition at Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum, with ‎the help of her children, Jordan, 11, Jonah, 7, Naomi, 6, and Rachel, 2. ‎Click here for details

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Jonah (7), Jordan (11) and Naomi (6) Casey at the launch of Munch Time 2013‎


Niamh Fortune, President of the Reading Association of Ireland and Coilin Bracken, ‎Account Manager for Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy in Ireland  with Naomi Casey, age 6, ‎daughter of Veronica Casey, the 2012 winner of Munch Time Ireland. ‎

RAI Response to Draft National Plan to Improve Literacy and Numeracy in Schools

The Executive Committee of RAI has prepared a response to the document, Better Literacy and Numeracy for Children and Young People: A Draft National Plan to Improve Literacy and Numeracy in Schools, which was issued by the Department of Education and Skills in November 2011. Click here for RAI’s response.

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New Publication - Learning to be Literate: Insights from Reseasrch for Policy and Practice, by Margaret Clark

Click here for information on Margaret Clark’s new book, which analyses research into literacy from the 1960s until 2014. 

RAI Literacy Development Awards 2104

The literacy development awards are intended to support the implementation of projects to improve literacy. The deadline for applications for the 2014 awards is June 20th, 2014. Please click here for details and application form. 

NUI Maynooth Summer Writing Institute

 In July 2014 the National University of Ireland, Maynooth,will host a week long writing institute (July 28-Aug 1st) on campus. The institute draws from the US National Writing Project model and is designed to provide an opportunity for dedicated teachers of writing, from all education levels, to meet, share good practice, and learn more about writing and the teaching of writing.  Please click here for details. Click here for application form

RAI Seminar Seminar Thurles April 5th

The final seminar in the RAI Spring series takes place at St Patrick’s College, Thurles on Saturday, April 5th. Speakers are Brendan Culligan and Gene Mehigan. Click here for details. 

RAI Spring Seminar - Classroom Discourse

Dr. Mary Shea, Canisius College, New York, will deliver a seminar on Talking to Learn: The Power and Potential of Classroom Discourse at Drumcondra Education Centre, on Monday March 24th at 4.30 p.m.. Please click here for details