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
Room to Read New Jersey Chapter
idealist.org - 1/23/2017 2:47:13 AM
Room to Read believes World Change Starts with Educated Children. Room to Read focuses on literacy and gender equality in education in ten countries in Africa and Asia. Room to Read has helped educate 10 million children. Room to Read hopes to reach 5 ...
Helping people through literacy
Stratford Star - 1/19/2017 8:09:54 PM
According to the Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut ... Some of their stories bring tears to your eyes: Some are people who grew up in third world countries where they did not have the chance to read and write. They struggled just to survive.
The Edvocate’s List of the 20 Best Education Systems in the World
theedadvocate.org - 1/20/2017 5:45:33 PM
In 2012, Israel was called the world’s second most educated country. Both English and French are used in school in Canada, based on the province. The country has one of the highest literacy ratings (just over 99%). It also has the highest number of ...
Literacy Class student hospitalized, prayers needed
mnnonline.org - 1/20/2017 11:26:10 AM
The country recently ranked on the World Watch List as the 15th harshest country for persecution of Christians. And Mission India’s Literacy Classes often get pushback because they effectively pair valuable skills training with sharing the Gospel.
One country, two systems
The Economist online - 1/20/2017 9:17:19 AM
Rather, it is used as a gateway to literacy, giving young children a systematic way to ... complicated and inefficient script was a hindrance to the country’s development. Lu Xun, a celebrated novelist, wrote in the early 20th century: “If we are ...
One fifth of world's population will be obese by 2025, experts warn
MSN - 1/21/2017 8:18:52 AM
It found that since the 1970s the average BMI around the world increased from ... along with little nutritional literacy among people, are the main reasons why 33 percent of Mexicans are obese. The country’s weight problem started to develop in 1980s ...
The world’s most under-achieving countries
makewealthhistory.org - 1/11/2017 2:21:29 PM
PNG is famous for having the most languages in the world – 840 at the last count. How do you govern a country with that kind of diversity? How do you create any sense of national identity? Imagine the complexities of encouraging literacy or shaping a ...
The relationship between literacy rate and GDP per capita of all world countries
prezi.com - 1/7/2013 11:59:16 PM
The Relationship between Literacy Rate and GDP per Capita of All World Countries By: Adarsh Rao, Arnav Singla, Maya Mohan, Sai Syed Ms.Jarvis 4th Period Many factors are used to monitor a country’s development; among these, multiple categories of a ...
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 ...
There are success stories all across the globe — and in our country, too
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 1/20/2017 6:25:31 AM
As the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia has become a successful democracy ... To push to more advanced stages, South Korea pumped money into schools, highways and ports. Literacy rose from 22 percent in 1945 to 88 percent in 1970.
Kenya's tech startups trial digital classrooms in drive for literacy
The Guardian - 1/23/2017 5:03:13 AM
To this end, Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) is rolling out the Digital Literacy Programme ... to children around the world – once had similar aspirations and was active in over 30 countries, before downsizing.
The Genocide That Is Being Ignored by The World
csglobe.com - 1/21/2017 3:35:31 PM
West Papua is home to one of the world’s largest gold mines (and third largest copper ... [emphasis added] Australia, a country with a cozy, albeit confusing relationship with Indonesia, plays its part in destroying any decent discussion on this ...
Fake News Is Taking Hold In Other Countries In Attempts To Influence Elections And Incite Genocide
Yahoo News - 1/19/2017 5:53:54 PM
The most notable current fake news target in the developed world happens to be Germany ... From there, it becomes a word-of-mouth rumor in a country with a 30% adult literacy rate and limited access to the internet … which leaves precious few ways ...
Mozilla releases The Internet Health Report, an open-source document with version 1.0 coming by year end
VentureBeat - 1/19/2017 11:55:59 AM
57.8 percent of the world’s population cannot afford broadband internet and 39.5 percent cannot afford an internet connection on their mobile device. Other findings include the fact there were 51 intentional Internet shutdowns across 18 countries in the ...
Global Survey of Educators Reveals Gap in Literacy Priorities
The Business Journal - 1/11/2017 3:47:23 PM
and experts across 75 countries. With over 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated. ILA collaborates with partners across the world to develop, gather, and disseminate high-quality resources ...