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20th World Congress on Reading
July 26-29, 2004

Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
City of Mandaluyong, Manila

Cosponsored by the International Reading Association and the Reading Association of the Philippines

The World Congress on Reading is a critical literacy event, held every other year, and serving more than 2,000 professionals in the field—including classroom teachers, teacher educators, administrators, researchers, and others—who gather for presentations, symposia, and workshops on emerging global literacy issues.

The theme of the 20th World Congress is "Literacy Across Cultures." The congress will have a particular focus on the teaching of reading in the Philippines and across Asia. Strong attendance from the Philippines, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia is expected.

The following strands will support the overall congress theme of "Literacy Across Cultures":

  • Classroom strategies
  • Early literacy
  • Second language learning
  • Family literacy
  • Reading to learn
  • Working with readers who struggle
  • Literacy educators
  • Linking reading and writing
  • Technology
  • Multicultural education
  • Research/theory into practice
  • Children's literature
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Teacher education/professional development

Online registration has been extended until June 24.
Downloadable registration forms are also available.

Upon your arrival, a member of the Philippines Convention and Visitors Corporation (PCVC) will meet you to assist you through customs. PCVC will assist you on your departure date, as well. Download travel record.

For the latest information about the World Congress, please contact

Rizalina C. Labanda
Chair, Local Arrangements, 20th World Congress on Reading
Saints Peter and Paul Early Childhood Center
Golden City Subdivision, Sta. Rosa, Laguna 4026
TEL: 63-49-247-2310 or 63-49-837-2689

The Reading Association of the Philippines welcomes you!
The Reading Association of the Philippines (RAP), a national affiliate of the International Reading Association, currently boasts a membership of more than 2,000 educators, parents, librarians, researchers, media specialists, and education students. RAP holds two conferences per year, and the RAP Journal, distributed free to all members, features conference papers. RAP-on-Wheels, an ongoing outreach program, plays a large role in the educational community and among NGOs.

For more information, contact Rizalina C. Labanda at the address above.


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