International Literacy Centre
Promoting literacy education from age 2-13 and continuing professional development enabling schools to grow their literacy expertise.
The International Literacy Centre is a not for profit organisation driven by the moral imperative that being literate is an essential, a right and a joy.
We believe that all children should receive the support they need to become effective, efficient and enthusiastic readers and writers. Our centre promotes literacy education from age 2 to 13 (Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3). We bring together the highest quality of professional support to enable all children to achieve excellence in literacy.
- offers practical courses and continuing professional development enabling schools to grow their literacy expertise
- challenges professional thinking and learning to raise expectations and outcomes
- provides reliable products with a strong record of effectiveness
- is evidence and theory driven to provide sustainable responses to changing pressures and policies.
Also being part of UCL Institute of Education (IOE), a world leading centre for education and social research, we also bring together national leaders with academic, practical and strategic expertise to support schools, parents and children.
- Our staff
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries.
Dr John Smith, South and East of England
Dr Sue Bodman, Wales and the Republic of Ireland
Dr Val Hindmarsh, North West and North Midlands
Glen Franklin, London and South East
Helen Morris, East Midlands and North of England
Professor Gemma Moss, Director of the International Literacy Centre
Janet Smith, South West, West Midlands and Channel Islands
Kirsten Wangebo, Reading Recovery in Copenhagen, Denmark
Graham Knight, Centre and Data administrator
Teresa Kourdoulos, Senior Administrative Coordinator
Find more about our researchers, publications, activities, groups and themes: UCL Research Portal, IRIS
- Study with us
- Grow at Key Stage 2 (KS2): Improving Literacy for Low Attaining Students (UCL Life Learning)
- Grow at Key Stage 3 (KS3): Improving Literacy for Low Attaining Students (UCL Life Learning)
- Literacy Foundations at F Stage and Key Stage 1 (KS1): from Mark Making to Writing (UCL Life Learning)
- Literacy Foundations: Learning to Talk - Talking to Learn (UCL Life Learning)
- Literacy Foundations: Principles, Progression and Application of Phonics and Phonological Awareness (UCL Life Learning)
See more short courses on UCL Life Learning.
Some of our research outputs include:
Hurry, J. (2012) 'The impact of Reading Recovery five years after intervention'. University of London: Institute of Education.
Hurry, J. and Holliman, A. (2009) 'The impact of Reading Recovery three years after intervention'. University of London: Institute of Education.
Burroughs-Lange, S. (2008) 'Comparison of literacy progress of young children in London schools: A Reading Recovery follow up study'. University of London: Institute of Education.
Burroughs-Lange, S. and Douetil, J. (2006) 'Evaluation of Reading Recovery in London schools: Every Child a Reader 2005-2006'. University of London: Institute of Education.
- Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery is an accredited school-based literacy programme for the lowest achieving children aged five or six that enables them to reach age-expected levels within 20 weeks.
It involves a short series of one-to-one lessons for 30 minutes every day with a specially trained teacher. The programme is different for every child, starting from what the child knows and what he/she needs to learn next. The focus of each lesson is to comprehend messages in reading and construct messages in writing, learning how to attend to detail without losing focus on meaning.
It is the affordable way to deliver the best results for children who need to catch up in literacy. Research shows that no other system achieves such good results so swiftly and so long lasting.
Published: Aug 14, 2017 10:51:34 AM
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