The Spanish Reading and Writing Association (AELE) and the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) are very pleased to announce the
20th European Conference on Literacy under the heading of

“Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st century”

This European Conference provides a meeting point for discussing issues related to the literacy as social practice. One of its main objectives is to highlight researches and good practices in literacy that take place within and outside the school. The next edition will be held in Madrid from 3 to 6 July 2017. It is the twentieth edition in a series of biannual conferences supported by the associations integrated in International Development in Europe Committee (IDEC) of the International Literacy Association (ILA). The Spanish Reading and Writing Association (AELE), with the support from the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM), hosts this new Conference edition.

As organizers of the 20th European Conference on Literacy, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event by submitting projects, experiences and other theoretical or practical contributions on literacy as “moving target”.

KEY DATES

DEADLINE FOR SENDING CONTRIBUTIONS

Announcement of call for papers:
June 1, 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts:
December 18, 2016
Notification of accepted proposals:
from January 25, 2017
Submission of full article:
May 31, 2017
Registration of authors:
Up to April 30, 2017

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Registration period:
September 15, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Early registration:
Before April 7, 2017

Last registration:
April 8 – June 30, 2017

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Topics

 1. Citizen participation in plurilingual and multicultural contexts

Access, equality/inequality, equity and inclusion; the voice of citizens, positively interact and understand each other; social changes.

2. Community of readers and writers throughout life cycle:

Language practices based on real communicative contexts generated in schools, libraries, family groups, cultural centers and other social contexts; inclusion of population with functional, cultural, linguistic, emotional, ethnic diversity, etc.; studies communities in educative context: professional communities; etc.

3. The active participation in the written cultures in the current societies accredits the level of literacy of the population of the citizens of the XXI Century:

Literacy: a complex and constantly evolving process.

Society as a whole (educational, health and social services, the world of work, etc.) and its responsibility to INCLUDE citizens in today’s societies.

The school and its responsibility to incorporate ALL STUDENTS into the use and recreation of written culture.

EQUIDAD and feedback of literacy.

4. Different literacies (audio-visual, technological, informational and plurilingual):

Texts, contexts, concepts, practices, identities; traditional and new genres; sites, and media of dissemination.

Several literacies in different social areas: work projects and resolution of tasks; multi-disciplinary and integrated projects; language center projects; projects that integrate functional diversity; etc.

5. Children’s and young people’s literature:

Construction of identity and citizenship; mediators; illustration and authorship; editing and meeting points with the books (libraries, bookstores); various programs; etc.

6. Literacy policies, diversity of readers and writers, and promotion of reading and writing in and out of educational institution:

Schools, libraries, reading groups, competitions and other institutions.

7. Learning to teach reading and writing:

Own and foreign languages teaching; reading and writing to learn scientific and social knowledge; the written system and early literacy; the student writing in higher education; etc.

8. Presence of written culture in society:

Visual arts, theatre, journalism, literature, cine, dance, etc.

Committees

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

President: Estela D´Angelo Menéndez (AELE y UCM)

Secretaries: Laura Benítez Sastre y Rosa Sobrino Callejo (AELE y UCM)

The other members of the Organizing Committee are including gradually, as they act in their specific fields.

Spanish Reading and Writing Association (AELE, in its Spanish acronym) and Research Group of Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, in its Spanish acronym) “Communication and languages studies for inclusion and equity in education”– ECOLE

 Teresa  Acosta Tejera (AELE)

Tamara Alía Prieto (AELE)

Carmen Cuesta Ruíz (AELE)

María Domínguez Márquez (AELE)

Jaime García Solana (UCM)

José Gómez Cámbara  (AELE)

Piedad Izquierdo Delgado  (AELE)

Mª Ángeles Martínez del Río  (AELE)

Ángeles Medina de la Maza  (AELE y UCM)

Valentín Muñoz Gonzalo  (UCM)

Juana Portugal Pardo  (AELE y UCM)

Mª Carmen Romera López  (AELE)

María Soledad Ros Romero (AELE y UCM)

Belén Sáenz-Rico de Santiago (UCM)

María Sainz Martín (AELE y UCM)

Ana Tobaruela Pérez  (AELE)

IDEC – International Development in Europe Committee de la International Literacy Association (ILA)

Renata Valtin (Presidente). DGLS, German Society for Reading and Writing.

 FELA – Federation of European Literacy Associations

Ann-Sofie Selin (Chairperson). FinRA, Finnish Reading Association.

Greg Brooks (Treasure). UKLA, UK Literacy Association.

Renata Valtin (Vice-Chairperson). DGLS, German Society for Reading and Writing. 

Sandra Kalniņa (Secretary-general). LRA, Latvian Reading Association.

Consejo General del Libro Infantil y Juvenil

Sección para el ámbito de la lengua castellana de la OEPLI

ESPAÑA

Sara Moreno Valcárcel

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

President: Estela D´Angelo, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Teresa Acosta, Agencia Canaria de Calidad Universitaria y Evaluación Educativa of the Gobierno de Canarias, Spain.

Agustín Aguilar, Teacher Training Center – Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) of the Junta de Andalucía, Spain.

Tamara Alía, primary school of the Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Shlomo Alon, Reading Association of Israel.

Laura Benítez, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Rufino Cano, University of Valladolid, Spain.

Jeroen Clemens, Reading Association in the Netherlands.

Francisco César Díaz, Resource and Training Centre-Pontevedra, of the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria of the Xunta de Galicia, Spain.

María Cruz Delgado, secondary school of the Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

María Lourdes Dionisio, University of Minho, Portugal.

Marie Ernestová, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Jaime García Padrino, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Jaime García Solana, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Inmaculada González, center for early childhood education and primary school of Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Valentín Gonzalo, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

María Fernanda Hinojosa, AUREA-Center, Mexico.

Dieter Isler, University of Thurgau, Switzerland.

Piedad Izquierdo, center for primary school of Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Carmen Jorge, Universidad Carlos III, Spain.

Sandra Kalnina, University of Latvia, Latvia.

Natalia Kurikalova, Reading Association of Russia.

Verónica Martín, center for early childhood education and primary school of Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Miguel Ángel Marzal, Universidad Carlos III, Spain.

Araceli Martínez, Iberoamericana University, Mexico.

María Ángeles Martínez del Brío, secondary school of the Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Ángeles Medina, Early Intervention Team – Colmenar Viejo/Tres Cantos of Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Sara Moreno, General Council of Children and Youth Book, Spain.

Lourdes Muñoz, Delegación de Educación – Ayuntamiento de Getafe, Spain.

María Antonia Ortíz, University of Castilla – La Mancha, Spain.

Panagiota Papoulia-Tzelepi, HALL, Greece.

Ulla-Britt Person, Swedish Council of the International Reading Association, Sweden.

Juana Portugal, secondary school of the Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

María Soledad Ros, center for early childhood education and primary school of Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

María Sáinz,University Hospital “San Carlos”, Spain.

Patricia Schillings, University of Liège, Belgium.

Gerry Shield, St Patrick´s Colleage, Irland.

Rosa Sobrino, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Eufimia Tafa, University of Crete, Greece.

Belén Sáenz-Rico, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Ariana Stanca Vacaretu, Association of Reading and Writing for Critial Thinking, Romania.

Past European Conferences

More information about all past editions organized by the International Development in European Committee (IDEC) of International Literacy Education (ILA) in www.literacyeurope.org.

Also, see data related to the latest Conferences here

  • 1977 Beaumont-sur-Oise, La France (France)

  • 1981 Joensuu, Suomi/Finland (Finland)

  • 1983 Wien, Österreich (Austria)

  • 1985 Dublin, Éire/Ireland (Irland)

  • 1987 Salamanca (Spain)

  • 1989 Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)

  • 1991 Edinburgh, Alba/Scotland (Scotland)

  • 1993 Malmö, Sverige (Sweden)

  • 1995 Budapest, Magyarország (Hungary)

  • 1997 Brussels, Belgique/België/Belgien (Belgium)

  • 1999 Stavanger, Norge/Noreg (Norway)

  • 2001 Dublin, Éire/Ireland (Irland)

  • 2003 Tallinn, Eesti (Estonia)

  • 2005 Zagreb, Hrvatska (Croatia)

  • 2007 Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)

  • 2009 Braga, Portugal (Portugal)

  • 2011 Mons, Belgique/België/Belgien (Belgium)

  • 2013 Jönköping, Sverige (Sweden)

  • 2015 Klagenfurt (Austria)