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
Norway was just ranked the happiest country in the world
Business Insider - 3/21/2017 3:01:20 PM
The country has one of the highest adult literacy rates in the world, too. For those reasons, the ranking doesn't come as much of a surprise. Norway jumped from #4 in 2016's report to first place this year, followed by Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland.
Leanpub Podcast Interview with Mirela Roncevic on Free Reading Zones and her vision of the future (for books and reading)
noshelfrequired.com - 3/29/2017 9:22:34 AM
And I answered, “Oh, the entire world is the ultimate Free Reading Zone.” Not a particular country. But I do think that for many ... to take the money that they set aside for literacy and education and cultural budgets to support what matters to ...
This program has fed 40 million kids in the world’s poorest places. Trump wants to get rid of it
Washington Post - 3/20/2017 3:16:50 PM
has accused the president of threatening “one of the proudest achievements of my lifetime” — by cutting a program that has provided school meals to more than 40 million children in some of the world's poorest countries. The McGovern-Dole Food for ...
FirstBank Promotes Financial Literacy
guardian.ng - 3/29/2017 3:10:20 AM
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, is joining the rest of the world in celebrating ... communities and individuals across the country. Particularly, we would continue to engage our youth with the principles of financial literacy, fully aware that they will ...
All-women team road trip to London
The Hindu - 3/29/2017 3:31:49 AM
They are having a go at the Guinness World Record, but then ... The group christened as XPD 2470 is perhaps the longest literacy drive and have planned events across several countries to encourage women literacy and promote the Rotary’s programme ...
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 ...
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 Vision wins prestigious Education Resources Award
wvi.org - 3/16/2017 11:56:59 PM
World Vision is a global Christian relief ... teacher training videos to enhance teacher training for its primary school literacy improvement programming in 27 developing countries. The videos were developed to support classroom management techniques ...
Among World's Happiest Countries, India Ranks A Low 122
graffiotech.com - 3/22/2017 1:27:06 PM
Where do we rank in global happiness? The country has one of the highest adult literacy rates in the world, too. We just keep winning. And then there's us. This makes SA the 54th unhappiest country of the 155 included in the UN-sponsored ranking.
Teen Ink - 3/28/2017 6:49:16 PM
... world so that others will be inspired to create their own in their communities and to help spread literacy around the world to third world countries. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Merced County has a stagnant 24% of adults ...
10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World
fedena.com - 1/15/2014 11:53:33 PM
boasts a high literacy rate. If more and more citizens of a country are literate, the country can cope with the fast changing world, ever developing technology. There are countries with high literacy rate and there are countries who spends a good portion ...
The most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 6:57:36 AM
The percentage of adults performing at the highest literacy level exceeded that figure in ... the most actually get the least out of it." To identify the most educated countries in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 countries with the highest ...
CBN Declares Tomorrow Financial Literacy Day
This Day Live - 3/28/2017 11:28:26 PM
Nwogugu pointed out that the financial literacy programme of the CBN ... of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fasted-growing non-profit educational organisation with a 121 country network. FCMB Expands Operations First City ...
Penn student projects aim to make the world better, from Philadelphia to Senegal
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/28/2017 11:03:58 AM
A new school for at-risk children in Senegal, the first in that country to emphasize both literacy education with vocational skills ... The annual awards, aimed at making the world a better place, provide $100,000 in funding to Penn seniors to design ...
UA Little Rock Center for Literacy influences educational change
University of Arkansas at Little Rock - 3/20/2017 6:08:38 PM
“Ensuring that students with difficulties are successful in literacy will make all the difference in the world.” To help instructors successfully ... “Virtual reality has allowed educators from around the country to experience our training without ...