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Conference 2023 / Comhdháil 2023

Thank you to all who attended our 47th Annual Conference!
Míle buíochas daoibh go léir!

Please note: Registered LAI Members can access a selection of conference presentations via the LAI portal.

Samhlaigh! Samhlaigh! Making it up as we go along

Fireside chat with
Laureate na nÓg,
Patricia Forde

Friday, 10 November, 7pm

Edmund Hall

Patricia Forde Patricia Forde is the seventh Laureate na nÓg. Patricia writes for all ages in Irish and in English. She has published over 20 titles, including her award-winning first novel, ‘The Wordsmith’. A former primary school teacher, Patricia is also a former Director of the Galway Arts Festival. She co-founded the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Galway in the mid-1990s; a world-class festival, based on the child’s right to culture. She is the former Chair of Children’s Books Ireland.

Chair: Claire Dunne



Entering an Age of Educational Opportunity: Towards Language- and Literacy-Friendly Schools

Dr Jim Cummins

Saturday, 11 November, 9am

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Dr Jim Cummins Jim Cummins, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His research focuses on literacy development in educational contexts characterized by linguistic diversity. In numerous articles and books, he has explored the nature of language proficiency and its relationship to literacy development with particular emphasis on the intersections of societal power relations, teacherstudent identity negotiation, and literacy attainment. He has been awarded four honorary doctorates from universities in Greece, Norway, and the United States.

Chair: Claire Dunne

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