National Literacy Conference

National Literacy Conference Database

YearObjectivesThemeVenueParticipants
2021
present the current literacy situation in the country;

share practices on addressing challenges and opportunities in literacy education;

showcase researches on literacy education during the pandemic; and

discuss policy recommendations on the achievement of SDG 4.
Literacy Learning Innovations in the New Normal Towards Sustainable DevelopmentMicrosoft Teams (Virtual)
2019
Enhance education leaders and workers’ knowledge on 21st Century Literacies, Industry 4.0, and research on literacy;

Present research studies on 21st Century Literacies;

Appreciate stakeholders’ participation in literacy governance;

Gather policy recommendations relevant to the literacy research agenda; and

Provide a platform for the exchange experiences and good practices on literacy implementation through exhibit.
Aligning 21st Century Literacies to Industry 4.0 through Research.Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City
2018
Showcase good practices on integrative and innovative partnerships for inclusive literacy;

Explore partnership strategies for replicating good literacy practices;

Come up with policy recommendations related to promoting partnersips for inclusive literacy;

Create a network of literacy partners who are committed to promote, initiate and nurture literacy programs; and

Recognize literacy champions for the 2018 National Literacy Awards (NLA).
Inclusive Literacy Through Integrative and Innovative Partnerships.Hotel Supreme, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
2017
Explore the current local and international trends and innovations in digital literacy;

Exchange experiences in utilizing digital interventions in literacy programs for lifelong learning; and

Promote the wide use of ICT in implementing literacy programs and practices.
Lifelong Learning in a Digital World.The Oriental Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay
2015
Explore the scope, definitions and applications of new literacies;

Provide a venue for the exchange of experiences using new literacies relevant to educational justice; and

Promote effective integration of new literacies in local literacy programs.
Educational Justice and New Literacies.ECOTECH Center, Lahug, Cebu City
2014
Provide a venue for the exchange of good practices and experiences on literacy programs relevant to climate change and disaster risk reduction;

Heighten awareness and readiness in anticipating the risks brought about by climate change and armed conflicts, in managing the impact of these risks and conflicts, and in rebuilding their communities

Promote effective integration of climate change issues and disaster risk reduction plans in local literacy programs; and

Scale-up and sustain good practices, and replicate model communities toward resiliency.
Literacy for Resilient Communities.Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2013
Understand the K to 12 basic education program in relation to different modes of learning;

Understand social media landscape and its effectiveness in message delivery;

Promote partnership between the local school board and the local literacy implementing units; and

Utilize learning to create and generate jobs towards achieving economic growth and development
Literacy for Inclusive Growth.Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2012Share best practices in universalization of literacy programs and in reaching out to the unreached and marginalized members of the community;

Discuss innovations, practices in promoting literacy for sustainable development;

Promote peace concepts and good models on conflict-resolution, disaster management and climate change; and

Recognize the best practices for implementing literacy programs or projects that help alleviate poverty, provide livelihood, address welfare needs, promote freedom and make education facilities accessible.
Literacy For Life and a Sustainable Future: Learning Together for the 21st Century
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2011
Raise awareness on literacy for peaceful and sustainable future;

Share good practices on peace literacy for good governance;

Reflect on peace situations and identify appropriate strategies and community intervention; and

Develop peace and Literacy Action Agenda: Programs, Projects and Activities for Community Development.
Pursuing Community Development through Peace Literacy.Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City
2010Identify and adopt ways and measures to strengthen partnership between the local government and the community in literacy programs;

Enable participation in development effort for the community; and

Generate and share ideas and experiences on literacy good practices.
Community Development: A shared responsibility to society through functional literacy.Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2009
Strengthen the local and national commitment to literacy through advocacy, information, and communication;

Sustain local initiatives and practices for lifelong learning;

Design strategies to increase access of nonliterate individuals to literacy resources; and

Serve as a venue for sharing experiences in implementing literacy programs for community development.
Literacy and Empowerment: Key to Community DevelopmentBaguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2008
Examine the meanings of sustainable development/future;

Assess opportunities and constraints in crafting and implementing literacy projects/programs addressed to the development of a sustainable future;

Show how strategies communication may be used to encourage greater participation in literacy development and to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of literacy programs; and

Share experiences in implementing literacy programs for sustainable development.
Functional Literacy Towards a Sustainable Future.Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2007
To recognize the critical link between functional literacy and health status towards a healthy Philippines;

To identify health policies and programs that address health literacy needs of the population; and

To serve as a venue for sharing experiences in engaging community organizations and the public in literacy skills development and health literacy efforts.
Functional Literacy For All: To Live Long and Live Well in a Healthy Philippines.Grand Boulevard Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
2006
To popularize functional literacy as the goal of DepEd’s Education For All program;

To discuss ways and means of strengthening partnerships, linkages and networking for literacy development;

To share ideas on how to ensure sustainability and continuity of on-going functional literacy programs and projects; and

To identify innovative strategies for accelerating achievement of Education For All tragets.
Functional Literacy For All: Key to National Progress.Heritage Hotel, Pasay City
2005
Identify educational reforms and literacy development efforts calculated to contribute to sustainable development;

Provide opportunities for developing values, behavior and lifestyles favorable for sustainable development; and

Serve as a venue for sharing experiences in implementing functional literacy programs that are conducive to sustainable development.
Sustainable Development through Educational Reforms, Values Enhancement, Village Literacy Interventions and Community Education.Manila Pavilion Hotel, Ermita, Manila
2004Discuss strategies for combating poverty, violence and population explosion through universalization of functional literacy towards a gender-responsive society;

Accelerate action on the Alternative Learning System (ALS) for universalizing functional literacy towards a gender-responsive society; and

Enhance commitment and support for continuing gender-responsive lifelong education programs and projects for indigenous people.
Universalization of Functional Literacy Towards a Gender-Responsive Philippine Society.Hotel Rembarnt, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
2003
To identify outstanding grassroots initiatives in functional literacy designed to address multi-culture diversity and other socio-cultural contexts that affect learning and knowledge acquisition;

To solicit views and perspectives that provide insights for evolving strategies in delivering education for the indigenous peoples of the country; and

To serve as a venue for sharing experiences in implemeting functional literacy programs which focus on economic productivity and the upliftment of the quality of life of the disadvantaged sector.
Functional Literacy: A Tool for Poverty Alleviation and National Solidarity Towards a Strong Republic.Leyte Park Resort and Hotel, Tacloban City
2002
To understand the nature and causes of terrorism and how functional literacy can help prevent or resolve conflict and terrorism;

To simplify and popularize concepts and indicators of functional literacy; and

To translate the new functional literacy definition into development programs and projects which can forestall emergence of poverty and terrorism;

To identify newer strategies and tools for combating poverty and terrorism utilizing information and communication technology (ICT);

To develop a monitoring system for functional literacy programs to ensure sustainability;
Functional Literacy: A Response Against Poverty and Terrorism ("Isulong ang Literasi Laban sa Kahirapan at Terrorismo")Monte Vista Hotsprings and
Conference Resort, Calamba, Laguna
2001
The creation of awareness among newly elected local government executives on their roles and responsibilities as major planners and implementors;

The identification of community resources which may be harnessed;

The sharing of strategies and approaches towards strengthening collaboration, partnership and networking; and

The promotion of newer strategies and tools in the country and beyond, most notably the development of concepts and blueprints of follow-up initiatives in the Dakar Framework for Action.
Pagkakaisa, Pagkakasundo at Pagsulong ng Literacy Tungo sa Pagtaas ng Antas ng Buhay (Moving the Learning Community Forward)Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
2000
To discuss the findings of studies on the accomplishments, issues and concerns relative to the implementation of RA 7165 (An Atct Creating The Literacy Coordinating Council, Defining Its Powers And Functions, Appropriating Funds Therefore and For Other Purposes);

To identify and adopt ways to strengthen partnerships between and among sectors involved in EOI, particularly the academe and local government units (LGUs), in implementing research-based and community-based literacy programs; and

To evolve strategies as inputs to a three-year plan of action towards the eradication of illiteracy.
Pagpapatibay ng Ugnayan ng Pamahalaan, NGOs at Pribadong Secktor sa Paglinang ng Literasi (Strengthening Inter-Sectoral Partnerships Toward Eradication of IlliteracyBanga, Aklan
1999
To serve as a venue for sharing advocacy/social mobilization (A/SM) lessons and experiences towards: (a) enhancing people's participation and commitment in literacy and continuing education programs and projects and (b) creating enviroment conductive to participatory development and people's participation; and

To generate insights that could form the basis for policy and action agenda related to people's participation in literacy and continuing education.
Pakikilahok ng Masang Pilipino sa Pangangasiwa ng Makabuluhang Pamayanan (Enhancing People's Participation in Managing Learning Communities)Manila Hotel
1998
To review the various contexts of learning and the state of the art and practice in literacy and lifelong learning;

To revisit Delor's four pillars of learning with focus on peace and environment education; and

To recommend strategies designed to strengthen and expand policy options and program directions on literacy and continuing education.
Beyond Borders Through Expanded Partnership in Building Learning CommunitiesApo View Hotel, Davao City
1997
To identify the functional literacy requirements for the Global Filipino in the 21st Century;

To critically examine the roles of national and local governments, NGOs, POs and other sectors in the context of the emerging global landscape;

To draw the profile of the Global Filipino; and

To develop strategies in operationalizing community-based literacy and inter-agency collaboration.
Ang Paghahanda ng Pilipino para sa Bagong Siglo: Isang Pagtutulungan (Preparing the Filipinos for the 21st Century: A Shared Commitment)Subic International Hotel, Olongapo City
1996
To assist LGUs to design their local literacy development plan;

To identify issues and concerns affecting implementation of local literacy programs and possible policy and action agenda to address these issues; and

To identify partner institutions and their role in literacy development.
Partnership in the Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI) for Sustained Community DevelopmentLegaspi City
1995
Revitalize coordination, cooperation and linkage between and among DECS, DILG, NEDA and other GOs, LGUs, NGOs, and POs for sustained planning and implementation of community based literacy programs;

Prepare an executive order and its accompanying implementation guidelines for a clearer definition of responsibilities of all actors in the literacy program;

Share experiences on project development, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation of literacy program;

Operationalize the service contracting scheme in the delivery of literacy programs; and

Recognize the efforts of excellence in the delivery of literacy.
Pamahalaang Lokal: Kabalikat sa Pagpapaunlad ng Karunungang Pampamayanan (Local Government: A Partner in the Development of Community Knowledge/Functional Literacy)Cebu City