IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Teaching Literacies in Diverse Contexts

15 May 2023, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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Join this event to hear the authors of Teaching Literacies in Diverse Contexts (UCL Press) come together to discuss their work on literacy education.

This event is free.

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International Literacy Centre

Literacy education can take place in many locations and periods across the lifespan. Literacy educators require flexibility and a deep toolbox to meet their students’ diverse needs, regardless of whether they work in traditional school and college settings or in other environments with varied populations.

In this ILC seminar, the authors will discuss how practical experiences can be used in creative ways to support educator development for teaching literacy in a global context. The authors will consider how this can be done in a sensitive and culturally relevant manner by parents, volunteers and teachers with varying degrees of experience in both formal and informal spaces. 


  • Professor Lynn Ang, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research, UCL IOE


  • Dr Sinead Harmey, UCL IOE
  • Professor Bobbie Kabuto, Queens College, CUNY
  • Professor Gemma Moss, UCL IOE
  • Professor Catherine Compton-Lilly, University of South Carolina Columbia
  • Dr. Amy Seely Flint, University of Louisville
  • Professor Peggy Albers, Georgia State University
  • Dr Sue Bodman, UCL IOE
  • Dr. Christopher Wagner, Queens College CUNY
  • Dr. Kathleen Colantonio-Yurko, SUNY Brockport
  • Dr Logan Rath, SUNY Brockport
  • Dr. Kathleen Olmstead, SUNY Brockport
  • Dr. Michele Myers, Wake Forest University
  • Professor CC Bates, Clemson University
  • Meghan Malloy, Clemson University
  • Tricia Millar, That Reading Thing

Watch the webinar

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This online event will be particularly useful for anyone with an interest in literacy policy and practice, and researchers.

ILC seminar series

The International Literacy Centre (ILC) hosts a termly seminar series where researchers, practitioners, and those with an interest in literacy education, policy, and practice across the lifespan can come together to discuss current issues in the field. The seminars are free and open to the general public.

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