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.
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 ...
East's literacy rates 'third worst' in country
ITV - 3/13/2017 3:15:00 AM
Eleven year olds in the East of England have the third worst reading levels in the country, while among adults ... This month children across the region have been celebrating world book day, but for many, the joy of reading remains out of reach.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
ACRL Global Perspectives on Information Literacy paper released
Press Release Point - 3/13/2017 11:24:45 PM
The paper includes chapters written by information literacy experts from around the world, including Africa ... What kind of IL-related research is being done in your country or region that has impacted your approach to teaching? Models of information ...
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 ...
The Happiest Countries In The World, Ranked (Spoiler Alert: We Didn't Win)
break.com - 3/21/2017 10:46:38 PM
The 2017 World Happiness Report is out. We didn't even make the top ten. Norway won, with all of Scandinavia ranking quite high. The bottom ten won't be too happy to read about their ranking, but if it's any consolation, their abysmal literacy rates ...
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 ...
Summer graduate literacy education courses offered at UMaine Hutchinson Center
The Republican Journal - 3/21/2017 6:14:37 PM
Belfast, Maine — The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will offer two early literacy ... 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world ...
25 Countries With The Highest Literacy Rates
worldatlas.com - 2/20/2017 11:56:49 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 ...
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 ...
Youth literacy has improved most in these countries
World Economic Forum - 3/12/2017 11:54:34 PM
On 25 September, 193 world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Goal number four aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, including a specific target for universal youth literacy by 2030. This target ...
For juveniles sentenced to Shakespeare, the world’s a stage
The Seattle Times - 3/21/2017 9:27:53 PM
Similar Shakespeare programs are offered to inmates in prisons around the country as a way of boosting self-confidence and literacy. For the past 17 years, Shakespeare in the Courts has been used to sentence youths accused of a variety of lower-level ...