Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 53,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:
Improving the quality of reading instruction
Disseminating research and information about reading
Encouraging the lifetime reading habit
“Celebrating teachers and honoring effective literacy teaching in a changing world.”
The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.