Global Conversations on Literacy Research

Global Conversations in Literacy Research (GCLR) is proud to announce its 2012-2013 web seminar speakers who will address an exciting range of literacy topics including discourse analysis, critical literacy, academic English for English learners, digital literacies and young children, literacy and identity, family literacy, and public pedagogies. Please join a global audience in engaging literacy conversations! As an Internet-based project, GCLR is grounded in critical literacy, and sees as its mission to provide no-cost, accessible professional development that connects leading literacy scholars with global populations, and to make research available to globally diverse groups of people interested in literacy. Please share this information with global others interested in literacy, and access our website for on-going, detailed, and updated information: questions, please contact Dr. Peggy Albers (, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

September 9, 2012        Dr. James Paul Gee, Arizona State University, USA; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA

October 7, 2012            Dr. Allan Luke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA

November 4, 2012         Dr. Yvonne Freeman & Dr. David Freeman, University of Texas, Brownsville, USA; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA

January 20, 2013         Dr. Julia Davies, University of Sheffield, England; 3:00 p.m. EST/USA

February 17, 2013       Dr. Patricia Edwards, Michigan State University, USA & Dr. SusanPiazza, Western Michigan University, USA; 7:00 p.m. EST/USA

March 17, 2013          Dr. Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada;7:00 p.m. EST/USA

April 14, 2013             Dr. Patrick Shannon, Pennsylvania State University, USA;7:00 p.m. EST/USA

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