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.
Literacy training for villagers
Solomon Star - 3/28/2017 3:40:10 AM
FOR an illiterate person, the world of reading and writing is something which ... population is higher than the literate population within our country. Therefore, she said the literacy training offered by the National Women Office is to educate the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Media Literacy and the Role of Our Nation’s Schools
Pacific Standard - 3/28/2017 9:19:35 PM
In early February, the New York Times announced a new program to provide subscriptions to public school students across the country ... wrote recently in Slate, media literacy instruction took off after World War II as educators grew dismayed about ...
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 ...
Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English
The Scotsman - 3/28/2017 7:36:23 AM
Imagine a first world country allowing children to leave school without a good grasp of literacy. One could make the same points about numeracy. The recent record of Scottish schools in terms of literacy and numeracy has been no better than average when ...
These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play
Mashable - 3/28/2017 8:29:29 PM
"We wanted to find new, effective and innovative ways to meet the critical need for literacy learning options for the estimated ... on the way to catching Arabic letters hidden around the world. The game doesn't require Wi-Fi access, so children can ...
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.
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 News Literacy Project
amle.org - 3/28/2017 1:48:37 PM
Since its introduction in May 2016, more than 6,000 educators who teach more than 615,000 students throughout the United States and in 44 other countries ... survive in today's world." Alan C. Miller is president/CEO of The News Literacy Project: How ...
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 Partners 29 Financial Institutions,Junior Achievement Nigeria To Make School Children Financial Literate
Sahara Reporters - 3/25/2017 11:53:28 PM
Financial Literacy, Work Readiness, and Entrepreneurship,” she said. Junior Achievement Nigeria is part of Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization with a 121-country network.
ProLiteracy Report Shows the Positive Return on Investment in Adult Literacy Programs
University Chronicle - 3/28/2017 8:08:00 PM
ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, is committed to creating a world in which all adults are ... organizations in 34 developing countries. ProLiteracy develops educational programs that help ...