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.
Qatar adult literacy rate highest in GCC: report
Gulf Times - 5/3/2016 9:51:51 PM
Finding that as per the 2015-2016 Global Competitiveness Report by World Economic Forum, Qatar was ranked second for the parameter of quality of higher education and training, and ninth for quality of primary education Alpen Capital said the country ...
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 ...
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 ...
Global recognition for World Press Freedom Day
SB News Online - 5/3/2016 8:08:39 AM
Along with the rest of the world, Pakistan is also celebrating World Press Freedom ... Akademie has worked closely with media professionals across the country. At the same time, the journalists themselves need to be responsible and professional.
'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 ...
Here are a few facts about World Press Freedom Day
Gadgets and Technology - 5/3/2016 9:13:04 AM
The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day ... As for what has to be improved in the country, regarding the freedom of the press, Luis Fernando said that "the real work has to be done at the ...
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 ...
Literacy initiative seeks to build students' home libraries
Chicago Tribune - 5/3/2016 12:44:50 AM
A new literacy initiative in Community High ... universe as the popular "High School Musical" films; and "World's Dumbest Laws," a humorous take on unusual laws on the books in cities across the country. Going forward, students who qualify will add a ...
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.
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 ...
Moldova: We lead youth to freedom
dw.com - 5/3/2016 7:40:01 AM
It's a fresh approach in the world of Moldovan television ... This is the biggest reason for the extremely one-sided and uncritical reporting in the country. "But we're not directed by special interests," says Gurdis. "We offer young people freedom."