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, 2019See also: Literacy map
Schools in over 30 countries to trial ocean literacy manual
UNESCO - 6/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
Schools in thirty-six countries* around the world will take part in a pilot project to test the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC) latest flagship publication, Ocean Literacy for All – A Toolkit, through the UNESCO Associated Schools ...
Teaching kids news literacy could be a matter of life and death
Chicago Sun-Times - 8/3/2020 9:56:00 PM
We need to teach students to be savvier online. We need to teach to them when and how to be skeptical, but also, when to believe the experts.
National Financial Literacy Program milestones achieved: SBP
Dunya News - 8/5/2020 8:38:00 AM
The National Financial Literacy Program (NFLP) of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) completed its third year at the end of FY20 with all the targets surpassing for the fiscal year, despite the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020,
Facebook to Meet Digital Literacy Needs in Nigeria, Other African Countries
This Day - 6/18/2020 12:10:00 AM
My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe Lam, and eZibo and will be offered virtually this year to adapt to the ...
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
NEP 2020 will encourage youth to compete against best in world: Chandrababu Naidu
Asian News International on MSN.com - 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will boost the education sector and would encourage the country's youth to compete with the best in the world, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said on Wednesday.
Indian State With First-World Standards to Push Export of Nurses
Bloomberg on MSN.com - 8/2/2020 10:00:00 PM
Kerala, the southern Indian state with development indicators comparable to the first world, will invest in training and exporting health workers with the aim of capitalizing on their remittances, its Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said.
TIBCO Enables Customers to Improve Data Literacy with TIBCO Cloud Metadata
Business Wire - 7/30/2020 11:16:00 PM
TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving
This physicist, former World Bank economist, and educationist is helping the illiterate become literate in a month
Your Story - 7/9/2020 1:52:00 AM
She has studied the education systems of 39 countries in the world and established Iceland ... especially when it came to literacy. Wanting to change the way education is imparted, she also ...