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
International Culture, Childhood Literacy To Be Celebrated At Santa Clarita Public Library
Santa Clarita Radio - 4/24/2016 11:03:58 AM
International culture and childhood literacy will be celebrated next weekend at the Santa ... The event will take place from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, located at 18601 Soledad Canyon Road.
National education: Dismantling the literacy myth
The Jakarta Post - 5/2/2016 8:09:50 AM
Recent surveys include the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study ( PIRLS ) test, assessing fourth graders’ achievement in reading literacy, ranking Indonesia at 45th place out of the 48 participating countries, while the 2012 Program of ...
World Literacy Rates by Country
PBS - 7/18/2011 11:54:15 PM
To view more comprehensive information on the state of education in Colombia, as well as other countries, visit the UNESCO Institute for Statistics page. Want to help improve literacy in Colombia, the United States and around the world? Visit the Take ...
Inspired to Action, World Leaders Aim to Ensure Education Opportunity For All Children
The Huffington Post - 5/2/2016 1:14:39 AM
These are the disparities of our world and the realities experienced by children and families in countries like Nepal ... million that are in school are not meeting basic proficiency in literacy and math. The cost of inaction on these 250 million alone ...
TeachMe Supports Mathematical Literacy Around the World With Its New App, Mathematics by TeachMe Through Free Basics From Facebook
MSN - 4/17/2016 11:58:12 PM
Without fundamental skills and strong mathematical literacy, kids and youth can struggle to understand ... Facebook's Free Basics platform accessible to users in more than 35+ countries world-wide. Free Basics is a Facebook-led initiative with the goal ...
Young people don't have the skills for future jobs
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/3/2016 11:57:43 AM
The world of work ... requiring digital literacy. The foundation is relentlessly optimistic; we believe Australia is well placed to maximise the opportunities this historic restructure of workforce relations presents. A country of 24 million people with ...
First Bank: Approaching Youth Market through Financial Literacy
This Day Live - 4/23/2016 11:08:08 PM
the bank has to date covered over 40 secondary schools across the country, impacting over 20,000 students. In commemoration of the annual event and in continuation of the bank’s drive for financial literacy, First Bank adopted Tinuola International ...
'Jurassic World' paired with Horner talk as Science on Screen series continues
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - 4/28/2016 6:05:44 AM
"Jurassic World" screenings at 3 and 7 p.m. open with ... BFS is one of only 23 independent non-profit cinemas from across the country awarded SoS grants to expand film and scientific literacy by creatively pairing screenings of popular culture and ...
Mahatma Gandhi's message still relevant in today's world: President Pranab Mukherjee
Economic Times - 4/29/2016 4:34:28 PM
PORT MORESBY: The teachings of Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant in a world vexed with "intolerance and extremism ... knowledge and actual wisdom and between literacy and the real lessons that we learn from life. "We, in India, have tried to adhere ...
From Author Readings to Literacy Parades, the 39th Annual TD Canadian Children's Book Week and Reading Town Canada Cultivates a Joy of Reading
Finance Yahoo - 4/28/2016 5:04:17 PM
Learn more from @TDNews_Canada: http://go.td.com/1zXcOIr (Tweet this) TORONTO, April 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Twenty-nine of the country's most celebrated ... children have a profound impact on how we see the world, shaping the ideas and attitudes we have toward ...
The U.S. May Be the World’s Richest Country, But It Ranks 14th in Financial Literacy
The Wall Street Journal - 11/18/2015 10:58:04 AM
... of financial literacy around the world finds that the U.S. ranks 14th, behind Singapore and the Czech Republic. This new measure of financial literacy comes from a survey of 150,000 adults in 148 countries. To conduct a survey of this scope, Standard ...
Mahatma Gandhi's message remains relevant in a world, vexed by intolerance & extremism: Prez
Webindia 123 - 4/29/2016 6:50:29 PM
The message and the teachings of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi continue to remain relevant in a world, increasingly vexed with "intolerance ... knowledge and actual wisdom and between literacy and the real lessons that we learn from life.
Govt to meet 100pc literacy rate in FATA: Jhagra
The Frontier Post - 5/1/2016 9:25:35 PM
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said the government is striving hard to meet the target of 100 percent literacy rate in the Federally Administered ... out the wave of militancy and terrorism throughout the country one and for all. He said that efforts are being ...
Santander Bank Donates $150,000 to Junior Achievement to Bring Financial Literacy Programs to Students
NASDAQ - 4/26/2016 10:18:38 AM
"We started a financial literacy program at Santander ... corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information ...
Burkina poverty level falls by 7 percent
en.starafrica.com - 4/28/2016 4:49:58 PM
The poverty level in Burkina Faso between 2009 and 2014 had dropped by 7 percent, according to the results of an ongoing multi-sector survey (EMC).Funded by the Swedish International ... country and the interviews had focused principally on literacy ...