National Literacy Conference

National Literacy Conference Database

This page contains pertinent details about LCC’s annual conduct of the National Literacy Conference. For documentation of this yearly event, please visit the NLC webpage.

2023Building a Culture of Literacy: The Power of Communities as Catalysts of Literacy Development
Increase awareness of key education stakeholders on the current initiatives of the Department of Education on building a culture of literacy

Strengthen multicultural and inclusive teaching and learning in an ever-changing education landscape

Intensify stakeholder participation in community-based literacy development

Discuss policy recommendations in eradicating illiteracy at the community level
DepEd Ecotech Center, Cebu City
2022Transforming the Future of Literacy Education for Effective Learning Recovery
Showcase initiatives and efforts of the Department and other stakeholders in transforming the future of literacy education for effective learning recovery

Strengthen equal access, inclusivity, and gender-transformative education for all learners

Promote awareness on financing literacy and mobilization of domestic resources for literacy

Strengthen engagement with Local Government Units and multistakeholders towards inclusive, equitable, and effective learning

Solicit policy recommendations supportive of transforming the literacy landscape in the country
Zoom (Virtual)
2021Literacy Learning Innovations in the New Normal Towards Sustainable Development
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.
Microsoft Teams (Virtual)
2020Literacy Teaching and Learning in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
Provide an overview on the literacy situation of the country.

Discuss the impact of COVID-19 crisis on youth and adult literacy educators.

Discuss the lessons learned and the changes in pedagogies due to COVID-19.
Zoom (Virtual)
2019Aligning 21st Century Literacies to Industry 4.0 through Research.
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.
Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City
2018Inclusive Literacy Through Integrative and Innovative Partnerships.
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).
Hotel Supreme, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
2017Lifelong Learning in a Digital World.
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.
The Oriental Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay
2015Educational Justice and New Literacies.
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.
ECOTECH Center, Lahug, Cebu City
2014Literacy for Resilient Communities.
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.
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2013Literacy for Inclusive Growth.
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
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2012Literacy For Life and a Sustainable Future: Learning Together for the 21st Century
Share 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.
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2011Pursuing Community Development through Peace Literacy.
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.
Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City
2010Community Development: A shared responsibility to society through functional literacy.Identify 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.
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2009Literacy and Empowerment: Key to Community Development
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.
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2008Functional Literacy Towards a Sustainable Future.
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.
Baguio Teachers Camp, Baguio City
2007Functional Literacy For All: To Live Long and Live Well in a Healthy Philippines.
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.
Grand Boulevard Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
2006Functional Literacy For All: Key to National Progress.
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.
Heritage Hotel, Pasay City
2005Sustainable Development through Educational Reforms, Values Enhancement, Village Literacy Interventions and Community Education.
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.
Manila Pavilion Hotel, Ermita, Manila
2004Universalization of Functional Literacy Towards a Gender-Responsive Philippine Society.
Discuss 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.
Hotel Rembarnt, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
2003Functional Literacy: A Tool for Poverty Alleviation and National Solidarity Towards a Strong Republic.
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.
Leyte Park Resort and Hotel, Tacloban City
2002Functional Literacy: A Response Against Poverty and Terrorism ("Isulong ang Literasi Laban sa Kahirapan at Terrorismo")
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;
Monte Vista Hotsprings and
Conference Resort, Calamba, Laguna
2001Pagkakaisa, Pagkakasundo at Pagsulong ng Literacy Tungo sa Pagtaas ng Antas ng Buhay (Moving the Learning Community Forward)
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.
Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental
2000Pagpapatibay ng Ugnayan ng Pamahalaan, NGOs at Pribadong Secktor sa Paglinang ng Literasi (Strengthening Inter-Sectoral Partnerships Toward Eradication of Illiteracy
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.
Banga, Aklan
1999Pakikilahok ng Masang Pilipino sa Pangangasiwa ng Makabuluhang Pamayanan (Enhancing People's Participation in Managing Learning Communities)
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.
Manila Hotel
1998Beyond Borders Through Expanded Partnership in Building Learning Communities
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.
Apo View Hotel, Davao City
1997Ang Paghahanda ng Pilipino para sa Bagong Siglo: Isang Pagtutulungan (Preparing the Filipinos for the 21st Century: A Shared Commitment)
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.
Subic International Hotel, Olongapo City
1996Partnership in the Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI) for Sustained Community Development
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.
Legaspi City
1995Pamahalaang Lokal: Kabalikat sa Pagpapaunlad ng Karunungang Pampamayanan (Local Government: A Partner in the Development of Community Knowledge/Functional Literacy)
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.
Centrepoint Hotels International, Cebu City