News and Information
Cork Seminar on Enhancing the Teaching of Literacy
A Literacy Research Symposium on Enhancing the Teaching of Literacy in Irish Classrooms: Insights from Research Conducted by Teachers will be held on Saturday, 7th of February, 2015 at the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, Cork. Please click here for details.
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.
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.
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.