Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest
Group is comprised of members of the
International Reading Association (IRA), who study and promote practices
which foster literacy development and social responsibility in
students of all ages.
Our Mission Statement
To study, understand, and advocate for high quality programs which integrate
appreciation for diversity,
the development of literacy across the curriculum.
This special interest group (SIG) provides
a forum for educators, authors, researchers, and the public to present
their insights and to interact with others with similar concerns
at our annual meeting at the
International Reading Association convention, in our electronic
and also online on our
are also excited about our new Literacy
and Service Recognition Award for Students Program, with the first awards presented in 2011!
Congratulations to Melanie Cohen Goodman for her article about our group in Reading Today Online (Tuesday, March 20, 2012)! (Click here for pdf version)
Please explore the IRA Literacy and Social Responsibility
SIG (IRA L-SR SIG) website and click the
Leadership link to interact with our officers and members of our
Board of Directors.