Literacy Inequalities. An International Conference

Hosted by the Literacy and Development Group,
University of East Anglia University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ UK

on September 1st - 3rd 2009

Conference aims and objectives
Times of intense change are an opportunity to re-think strategies, to reduce inequalities and re-affirm commitments to social justice. Policy attention to literacy inequalities generally focuses on how to include groups who have been marginalized from mainstream education (for instance, disabled people, minority linguistic and ethnic groups). This conference examined issues of literacy inclusion and exclusion, but also aimed to widen the debate, to include a focus on the geo-politics of differentiated and stratified literacy practices and texts as well as opportunities for transformation: how literacy as a process might help to challenge educational and social inequalities.