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
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.
One country, two systems
The Economist online - 1/20/2017 12:27:36 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 ...
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 ...
Partnering to Promote Literacy during Annual NADA Convention
Yahoo Finance - 1/19/2017 12:38:56 PM
View photos "Literacy is a cause that I hold near and dear to my ... CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK's solutions automate ...
How the middle class beat the world’s billionaires
Fusion - 1/18/2017 10:45:35 AM
Global statistics on everything from child mortality to female literacy have been moving sharply in the ... but it also might be the only way to prevent the world’s richest countries from devolving into insularity and xenophobia. The world’s leaders ...
Westport Country Playhouse to Launch New 'Story Explorers' Program
Broadway World - 1/13/2017 11:58:56 PM
Westport Country Playhouse, The Westport Library, and Westport Young Woman's League are partnering for a new, free-of-charge program, "Story Explorers," beginning in January, intended to promote childhood literacy while also enhancing children's ...
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 ...
20 Countries That Have Smarter Kids Than America
INSIDER MONKEY - 1/4/2017 10:33:33 AM
While literacy rates are often good indicators ... you might prefer to read about the 34 Smartest Countries in the World. Now, let’s start with our list and see from which countries come the brightest minds of them all.
The most educated countries in the world
USA Today - 9/13/2014 12:19:43 PM
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 ...
10 Countries with High Literacy Rate in the World
fedena.com - 1/15/2014 11:53:33 PM
Every country puts a lot of attention to the education sector for, no one can deny the importance of a high literacy rate behind a good overall performance of the nation. Countries which are considered to be developed, boasts a high literacy rate.
Media literacy a must for the new generation: Somnath Sen
Times of India - 1/20/2017 12:06:08 AM
Working with Subhash Ghai's institute in Mumbai, Sen has also played a role in creating a media literacy curriculum for Classes XI and XII under CBSE board. It is being run as an elective subject in around 4,000 schools across the country. However ...
25 Countries With The Highest Literacy Rates
worldatlas.com - 9/18/2016 11:54:31 PM
According to the latest research on literacy and learning, we find many countries from all around the world with a literacy rate of more than 95 percent. To help readers learn more about the world leaders in this field, we have highlighted the countries ...
Miral Pharm Set to Deepen Consumers Engagement with Health Literacy
This Day Live - 1/18/2017 11:17:12 PM
He noted that at the commemoration of the 2016 World ... countries while actively seeking collaborations with other companies in the healthcare space. The management of the school thanked Miral Pharm for their ingenuity and love in promoting health ...