At the IRA 58th Annual Convention in April 2013 in San Antonio, Texas, we gathered to celebrate our members from around the world. The following members and international affiliates were recognized for their service to the field of literacy.
Constance McCullough Award
Carla Jean Raynor, A Growing and Developing Society— Intergenerational Learning with Families at the Core Bhutan
Global Volunteer Award
Dr. Anne Sustik, Illinois Reading Association
Dr. Janet Condy, Reading Association of South Africa
International Membership Development Awards
Perhimpunan Baca-Tulis Masyarakat (PBTM), Indonesia
Sindh-Balochistan Reading Council, Pakistan
Literacy Projects in Countries with Developing Economies
Beatrice Tafon Takeh, Children’s Book Club, Cameroon
Dr. Apolonia Tamata, Evaluating the Information Text Awareness Project (ITAP) and Documenting Localized Teaching Practices in Fiji, Fiji
Majidova Robiya Abduvalievna, Reading Club for Young Learners in Kairakkum, Tajikistan
Dr. Pinheiro Angela Maria Veira, The Professionalization of Literacy Teachers in Brazil, Brazil
Hadi Tabassum Samina, Teach for India, India
Margaret Muthiga, Reading to Rebuild and Nourish, Argentina
Melina Porto, Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Spanish Speaking Argentina, Argentina
Geraldine Nanjala, Library Program in Ndege Primary Schools, Kenya
United Kingdom Association Literacy Awards
UKLA Book Award - Awarded every year. The only national book award judged by teachers, and shadowed by student teachers. Chair - Lynda Graham
Iris & Isaac by Catherine Rayner
3-6 years category
Published by Little Tiger Press
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis
7-11 years category
Published by Oxford University Press
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
12- 16 years category,
Illustrated by Jim Kay, published by Walker Books
UKLA/Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Awards - Awarded every year.
Shortlists drawn up by panel convened by editors of JRR (Clare Wood) and Literacy (Cathy Burnett and Julia Davies). Panel chaired by Jackie Marsh.
Journal of Research in Reading (JRR)
Melby-Lervåg, M., Lervåg, A. (2011) Cross-linguistic transfer of oral language, decoding, phonological awareness and reading comprehension: a meta-analysis of the correlational evidence.
Journal of Research in Reading. Vol 34:1 pp.114-135
Moss.G., (2011) Policy and the search for explanations for the gender gap in literacy attainment.
Literacy. Vol 45:3 pp.111-118
UKLA Academic Book Award - Awarded every two years
2011 Winner: Margaret Mallett
Choosing and using fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11
UKLA Literacy School of the Year: A school where literacy thrives- This is a new award
Frederick Bird School, Coventry
John Downing Award - Awarded every two years. Awarded to inspirational, creative teachers of literacy.
2011 Winner Jo Scott
Rowley Lane Junior
Infant and Nursery School, Huddersfield
New Zealand Awards
New Zealand Literacy Association Honour Council Awards
New Zealand Literacy Association Marie Clay Literacy Trust International Literacy Conference Travel Award
Jane Carroll, Otago Reading Association
Awarded for travel to Spain for the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia
International Reading Association Award for Innovative Reading Promotion in Europe
Yvonne Mullan, Reading Association of Ireland (RAI)
An Intervention to Improve the Literacy Skills of Deaf Children
For more information on awards and grants, visit the IRA awards webpage.