La manche and beyond. Literacy conference in Lyon – May 2010

I was really pleased to travel to Lyon in France to participate in the national conference of the Agence Nationale de Lutte contre l’Illettrisme. It was a large affair with a mixture of plenary sessions and professional development workshops.

Although there were two ministers present I was especially impressed with the presentation of Phillipe Merieu He is a renowned academic expect in pedagogy but more recently a Green party member of the Rhone Alpes Region. His spoke with real passion about the significance of literacy in people’s lives. I was not alone in considering his contribution excellent. His site is well worth a read. http://www.meirieu.com/

I was pleased to make a presentation about practice in the UK alongside other European colleagues including Graciela Sbertoli from VOX in Norway, Michele Minne from Belgium, Benoit Michel from Switzeland and of course Jean-Pierre Jeantheau from France.

I promised links to key resources so here goes:

Storybook Dads
National Institute for Adult Continuing Education
My presentation

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