Ethics Committee

Purpose

  • To educate and provide guidance to LRA members and to those with whom they interact about the ethical principles as outlined in the Ethics Statement.
  • To serve as a resource to the membership regarding ethical issues arising in aspects of their research.
  • The goal of the ICG will be to encourage the active participation of doctoral students in the Literacy Research Association
  •  To assist and advise the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in addressing ethical issues. To facilitate and encourage discussion of ethical issues among the LRA community.
  • Informing the membership of the organization’s Ethics Statement, such as a symposium at the Annual Conference on ethical issues relevant to the practice of literacy research and/or a newsletter column
  • To find and implement a variety of opportunities for the LRA membership to raise, discuss, consider, and, if desired, respond to general ethical issues currently arising in relation to literacy research and/or education.
  • Undertaking periodic reviews of the Ethics Statement to ensure that it addresses the ethical issues that arise in the changing context of literacy research.