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
The Role of Information Literacy in Higher Education
moroccoworldnews.com - 7/21/2015 8:34:03 AM
Fez – The tsunami of information in today’s world has urged modern societies ... managed to fully incorporate information literacy within the corpuses of their educational systems, many developing countries continue to adopt traditional forms of ...
Climate Change Perceptions Vary Between Developed and Developing Countries
Triple Pundit - 7/31/2015 8:29:21 AM
climate literacy and public understanding of the local dimensions of climate change are vital to public engagement and support for climate action.” Researchers analyzed data from representative samples of 119 countries collected for the Gallup World Poll ...
Penn Education Prof Promotes Ideas on International Development
upenn.edu - 7/29/2015 11:55:08 PM
edited by Wagner provides a comprehensive research-based review of learning and educational quality in developing countries. Written by specialists from around the world, the book covers areas such as early literacy, new technology, conflict-affected ...
Climate change: world’s wealthiest understand, but only half see it as threat
theguardian.com - 7/28/2015 4:29:32 AM
Photograph: Damir Sagolj/REUTERS People living in the world’s wealthiest nations generally understand what climate change is but in many countries just half perceive ... that improving basic education, climate literacy, and public understanding of ...
UN development negotiations hampered by excessive targets
EurActiv.com - 7/27/2015 2:32:01 PM
Following the International Conference on Financing for Development ... both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy" by 2030. "Some countries want to keep the 'x', particularly the small island states, and others want to replace it with 'a ...
A Novel Idea: Fostering Literacy by Eliminating Book Deserts
US News and World Report - 7/20/2015 4:20:32 PM
The public library system is available throughout the country, but if a branch isn't convenient for parents, alternatives may be hard to find, Teale said. Susan Neuman, professor of Childhood Literacy and ... knowledge of the world you fall behind in ...
Boosting Literacy Via Adult And Non-Formal Education
P.M. News Nigeria - 7/24/2015 3:54:18 PM
the country may not be able to reach a technologically competitive standing in the world. Stakeholders, therefore, opine that the Federal Government established the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) through Decree ...
Hunza Valley: Pakistan's 'real Shangri-La' is a world free from militant Islamists, poverty, pollution and a lacklustre education system
The Independent - 7/25/2015 12:15:23 AM
A World Bank study published last year concluded that female literacy in parts of the Hunza Valley had reached ... the extremist ideology that has taken root in other parts of the country. “When you have communities improving their own lives and ...
Conakry: World Book Capital for 2017
Himalayan Times - 7/26/2015 7:16:32 AM
PARIS: The Unesco on July 21 announced that Conakry — the capital of Guinea in west Africa — will be the World Book Capital for 2017 ... development goals with a strong emphasis on youth and literacy”, Xinhua reported. “Books, learning and reading ...
SF: 3 Haute Wine Country Fundraisers You Can’t Afford To Miss
Haute Living - 7/27/2015 10:02:59 PM
We’re still in recovery mode after Napa Valley Festival del Sole, the 10-day celebration that artfully blends the world’s finest classical ... We’ve got three hautest wine country fundraisers on tap that you don’t want to miss.
Global Consultants for Rolling Out Care for Child Development at the (Regional/Country Levels)
ReliefWeb - 7/29/2015 8:41:52 PM
It has been adapted for literacy programmes ... Collaborate with international and national partners to strengthen cross-sector support for early childhood development. c. Develop regional and country capacity for planning, training (classroom, clinical ...
RIVERSIDE: Educators address literacy on a global scale
The Press-Enterprise - 7/23/2015 2:19:27 AM
“A literacy challenge that faces Riverside USD, but as I discovered, also countries around the world, is ... the increasing demand for … strong communication and critical thinking skills while also ensuring that students are solid in the foundational ...
OECD: English school leavers 'among least literate and numerate in the developed world'
Daily Telegraph - 10/8/2013 10:41:52 AM
England was the only country in the developed world in which adults aged 55-to-65 performed better in literacy and numeracy than those aged 16-to-24 after taking account of other factors such as the economic background of those taking the test.
Global survey: Where in the world is most and least aware of climate change?
The Carbon Brief - 7/27/2015 4:40:51 PM
But the relationship makes a lot of intuitive sense - if you lack education or literacy ... can be very different between countries, the researchers need data in order to find a link that is common around the world. While no survey can cover every variable ...
Financial literacy: World's top 20 nations, India lags
Rediff India Abroad - 6/14/2012 12:55:39 PM
As per the 'Global Financial literacy barometer', India is ranked 23rd among the 28 countries surveyed ... places that parents talk with their kids about money, says the Visa's International Financial Literacy Barometer. Click NEXT to read more...