Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of the Factbook. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons. Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Literacy map
Ghanaian Woman Honored By International Literacy Association
Modern Ghana - 9/29/2016 4:39:08 PM
The International Literacy Association (ILA), formerly known as the International ... researchers and experts across 75 countries. With 60 years of experience in the field, ILA believes in the transformative power of literacy to create more successful ...
Op-ed: Why Our World Needs Peace Literacy
altdaily.com - 9/29/2016 4:24:49 PM
Actually, it would probably get international media attention ... which is another reason why the survival and wellbeing of our country and planet depend on peace literacy. Human survival, along with the survival of most life on our planet, depends ...
One out of Five People in the World Cannot Read or Write
Business Wire - 9/28/2016 1:05:34 PM
1 World Literacy Foundation https://worldliteracyfoundation.org ... the BURGER KING ® system operates more than 14,000 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING ® restaurants are owned and operated ...
Data Literacy: Who are Haves and Have-nots?
Information Management - 9/29/2016 6:23:31 AM
I think most would agree that without literacy, it’s virtually impossible to get by today. While virtually wiped out, sadly there is an over-representation of illiterates in the prison system, as well as in some of the poorest countries in the world.
International Asheville brings the world to main street Oct. 2
Mountain Xpress - 9/29/2016 1:01:24 AM
There will also be exhibits from local organizations and businesses, such as Friendship Force Hendersonville, Xplore USA and the Literacy ... A world traveler himself, he recognizes that while not everyone has experienced a foreign country, many of us ...
KP Yohannan led Believers Church completes nation-wide activities to mark World Literacy Day
Webindia 123 - 9/19/2016 9:48:39 AM
Speaking on the occasion of World Literacy Day, Dr. K. P. Yohannan, Metropolitan of Believers Church said "In many parts of the country especially the North east there is a lack of trained teachers to provide quality education. Through our literacy ...
10 countries where standard of living is high
mediamaxnetwork.co.ke - 9/27/2016 8:56:13 AM
Routinely found to have among the most well educated students in the world, Australia can also brag about a 99 per cent literacy rate. Somewhat less impressive is that Australia is among the top in countries with obesity and smoking problems. That being ...
Three Steps to Leverage World-Language Instruction for General Literacy Success
Education Week - 9/20/2016 11:34:51 AM
specifically—to refine K-8 literacy programs. International schools are full of dual language learners. Large groups of students arrive fluent in a school's host-country language (say, Chinese, at an international school in Shanghai, or Arabic at an ...
Top 25 Developed and Developing Countries
Investopedia - 9/29/2016 7:49:25 AM
one of the highest in the world (second only to Norway). The Land Down Under boasts widespread industrialization, high literacy rates and quality health care for most of its citizens. Brazil is not a developed country. Though it has several characteristics ...
Library of Congress Literacy Award Winners Announced
cbcbooks.org - 9/27/2016 8:09:06 PM
Libraries Without Borders (LWB) supports community development in 20 countries around the world through the promotion of literacy. Each community’s needs are assessed and context-specific programs are developed to meet them. One of LWB’s signature ...
Falia, PLIA launch financial-literacy program
BusinessMirror. - 9/28/2016 11:11:02 AM
The Philippine Life Insurance Association Inc. (PLIA) has partnered with the Foundation for the Advancement of Life and Insurance Around the world (FALIA) to promote financial literacy among students in the country. According to Insurance Commissioner ...
In a first, Indian to address Organization of Islamic Countries global youth meet
India New England - 9/28/2016 12:44:06 PM
the challenges they face in the future and their role as Indian Muslims on the world stage”. Contrary to belief, he said Muslim countries have notched an impressive record in terms of youth education with 24 OIC member-states achieving literacy levels of ...
25 Countries With The Highest Literacy Rates
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
According to the latest research on literacy and learning, we find many countries from all around the world with a literacy rate of more than 95 percent. To help readers learn more about the world leaders in this field, we have highlighted the countries ...
Library Announces Literacy Award Winners
blogs.loc.gov - 9/23/2016 11:27:07 PM
supports community development in 20 countries around the world through the promotion of literacy. Each community’s needs are assessed and context-specific programs are developed to meet them. One of LWB’s signature programs is the Ideas Box ...