XX EUROPEAN CONFERENCE Rosi Sobrino
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”.
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:
June 30, 2017 Registration of authors:
Up to May 15, 2017
COMPLETE THE INSCRIPTION FORM
September 15, 2016 – June 30, 2017
In collaboration with the following public administrative, academic and culture institutions from Spain:
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.
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