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, 2020See also: Literacy map
International Day of Persons with Disabilities: A more abled world for the differently-abled through literacy, skilling
The Financial Express on MSN.com - 12/2/2020 10:57:00 AM
While the whole education fabric has exposed a massive change for the population belonging to the mainstream section of the society, the differently abled section of the society have experienced social inclusion through favorable policy frameworks.
Our world revolves around money. We need to take financial literacy more seriously
LinkedIn - 11/28/2020 12:14:00 PM
There might be a lot of things you don't like about our education system, but what we must concede is that it has enabled mankind to progress in ways that would have been unimaginable to our ancestors.
Imagining the Future Anew at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, a Key Participant in UNESCO's Futures Literacy Summit
Business Insider - 12/1/2020 8:28:00 AM
To foster the knowledge, development, and reach of futures studies, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) is participating in the High-Level Futures Literacy Summit, held by the United Nations Educational,
'Padhna Likhna Abhiyan' To Achieve Goal Of Total Literacy By 2030: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
NDTV - 9/8/2020 5:19:00 PM
"Literacy need not be viewed as an end in itself. This is particularly relevant to our country as large part of our population is under 35 years of age. This young population, entering into world ...
Venkaiah calls for mass movement to promote digital literacy in country
United News of India - 11/27/2020 9:48:00 AM
President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday praised ''Digital India'' initiative for preparing the nation for Industrial Revolution 4.0 and empowering the citizens with technological entitlements, saying the main objective was to improve the quality of life in all possible ways.
Kominers’s Conundrums: Country Music Can Save the World
Bloomberg - 11/22/2020 4:21:00 PM
It might sound unusual to have a country music icon financing medical research. But in fact, Parton has been helping save the world for decades. In parallel with her singing and songwriting career, she’s also worked to create jobs,
World Conference on Science Literacy Opens in Beijing
Latin American Herald Tribune - 9/18/2018 3:43:00 AM
BEIJING – The World Conference on Science Literacy began in Beijing on Monday ... had been active in exchanging ideas with other countries on promoting science and enhancing science literacy.”
Why financial literacy is being taught in schools across the country
Today - 6/3/2019 12:47:00 PM
In just the last few months, states such as New Jersey and Arizona have joined 20 other states to pass laws requiring schools to teach financial literacy ... for the real world.June 3, 2019
Alexandria reading group worries about pandemic's impact on childhood literacy
WUSA9 - 11/21/2020 2:59:00 AM
With the pandemic disrupting school schedules, DC Public Schools and local reading groups say childhood literacy has been impacted.
The Army National Guard Provides Financial Literacy Curriculum to Over 30,000 Students
Benzinga.com - 11/30/2020 6:48:00 PM
The Army National Guard is providing Ramsey Solutions' Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to 279 high schools across the United States and its territories. Foundations