Watch the UKLA Conferences short film

Thursday, October 02, 2014 . Posted by Trish

You might be interested to see a short film which captures the spirit of the UKLA and this year’s 50th International conference at the University of Sussex.

Click here to watch:

Our thanks to Alistair Daniel and the International Sub-committee for putting this together.

UKLA Book Award 2015 Longlists announced today

Monday, September 29, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Our new teacher judges met for the first time on 25th September for a sneak preview of the longlists, introduced by Danel Hahn, Jaki Brien and Joy Court.   What a 'feast of reading'! (Sue Polchow, MLS)

Visit the UKLA Book Award homepage here.

UKLA Book Award 2015 Longlists

Pearson launches Project Literacy

Monday, September 22, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Today Pearson launches Project Literacy, a new five year campaign on the evolving challenges and opportunities around literacy. It aims to identify and bring together partners that can work together to extend literacy to millions more.

They have created a collaborative platform to showcase current literacy initiatives that you admire, and to highlight where you think more work needs to be done. If you haven’t yet had a chance to share your ideas, and would like to, please visit and share your input on the ‘Inspirations and Challenges’ page.

Excellent blog on the Grammar Test

Monday, September 15, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Stephanie Northen has written a very pointed and amusing blog about the Grammar test for 11 year olds in England.

You can find the blog here:

Regular blog entries appear on the CPRT site and are well worth signing up to.

UKLA welcomes International Literacy Day!

Monday, September 08, 2014 . Posted by Trish

Children in Zanzibar reading Project Connect books

Children in Zanzibar reading Project Connect books

Monday September 8th is International Literacy Day, proclaimed by UNESCO in 1965.  It’s a day that reminds us that no matter where we live, literacy plays a critical role in our lives.  It highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

There are estimated to be 775 million adults in the world without even the most basic literacy skills. One in five are illiterate, of which two-thirds are women. It is also estimated that 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

On International Literacy Day, throughout the world,  from students in Mexico to academics in Mongolia,  people will be participating in a wide variety of activities and events.

Mark this day is by making a donation to UKLA's Project Connect programmeProject Connect supplies books in local languages for children to read for pleasure.

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Bev Barnes

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Primary Consultant
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