News and Information
LAI 39th Annual Conference
Keynote Address – 38th Annual RAI Conference, September 2014
Click here to view Elizabeth Moje’s keynote address on Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Students to Navigate the Literacy Contexts of School and Life
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.
The International Reading Association has changed its name to the International Literacy Association. The ILA’s website is at www.reading.org RAI wishes the International Literacy Association the very best!
On January 12th, 2015, the results of the 2014 National Assessments of English Reading and Mathematics were published. The results show strong improvements on reading between national assessments adminstered to pupils in Second and Sixth classes in 2009 and 2014, while targets established in the National Strategy to Improve Liteacy and Numeracy 2011-20 have been achieved already. Click here to download the report.
Click here for information on Margaret Clark’s new book, which analyses research into literacy from the 1960s until 2014.
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.