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11TH PAN-AFRICAN LITERACY FOR ALL CONFERENCE 2019

20-22 August 2019
For Presenters
Presenters can submit abstracts on any of the following Sub-themes
1. Literacy teaching and coaching across the curriculum.
2. Role of information and communication Technology
3. Early childhood teaching and learning.
4. Leadership for equitable student achievement
5. Gender and sustainable literacy equity
6. Literacy curriculum for equitable student achievement
7. Literacy for equity outside the framework of formal education.
8. Rethinking Literacy and Inclusion

9. The Role of mother tongue

For Authors
Abstract not longer than 250 words should be submitted to; raureads@gmail.com or
through our website: www.literacyuganda.org

Please choose among the sub-themes and submit on one
of the following four types of presentations:
Individual papers
Colloquia
Workshops
Poster sessions
Part of proceedings from the conference will be edited into a special issue of “Literacy matters Uganda”, a biennial publication under RAU.
About
Registration
Programme
(http://www.literacyuganda.org/activitiesevents/conferences/2019-pan-africanconference/)

Exhibitors
(http://www.literacyuganda.org/activitiesevents/conferences/2019-pan-africanconference/)
For more information
please contact:
Harrison Kiggundu
(256) 775 414445
raureads@gmail.com
(mailto:raureads@gmail.
com)

Background
In the close to three (3) decades following the Jomitien conference (1990) and the Dakar
framework for action a year later, most African leaders have mobilized their countries’ resources towards implementation of Universal Primary Education and this has had a great impact on the continent.
Among the key subthemes of UPE (Right to education, Equity in Education,
Inclusive education, Quality education and Lifelong learning), Equity in education has remained the most elusive and contrary to the popular belief that education is the greatest social equalizer, there is no empirical evidence that universal schooling creates equity.
In view of that, the Reading Association of Uganda (RAU) in conjunction with its African umbrella organizations- the International Development Committee in Africa (IDC-A) and the International Literacy Association (https://www.literacyworldwide.org) (ILA) will host literacy Researchers,
Policy makers, Sociologists, Multilateral partners, Curriculum specialists, literacy educators to a forum of experts to share evidence-based findings, practices and policies in interrogating the role of literacy in bridging the equity gap.