LALco is a multidisciplinary network, which brings together individuals with shared interests in language and literacy but different knowledge and expertise. This will create a context for inclusive dialogue to raise awareness of challenges and to generate evidence-based and workable solutions for closing the language and literacy attainment gap.
Our aim is to connect a broad range of stakeholders from research and practice (teachers, early years’ professionals, researchers, parents, policy makers, key third-sector organisations and librarians) to support the language and literacy skills that are key to the attainment and well-being of children and young people here in Scotland, and elsewhere.
This project was originally funded as a workshop series by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute entitled Conversations about language and literacy: Promoting equity and attainment through engagement.
Resources from these workshops, and more, can be found on the website.
If you would like to be kept informed about LALco events, discussions and activities, you can join the LALco network here:
LALco network members currently come from the following sectors: