Literacy.org is your source for research and development on literacy in the U.S. and worldwide. Literacy.org is housed at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and is comprised of the National Center for Adult Literacy and the International Literacy Institute. This is a list of countries by literacy rate. The figures represented are almost entirely collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on behalf of UNESCO with 2015 estimates based on people aged 15 or over who can read and write. Where data is taken from a different source, notes are provided.
Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above) Literacy rate, adult male (% of males ages 15 and above) Literacy rate, youth (ages 15-24), gender parity index (GPI) Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24) Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24). A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy. Read them here. Join ACAL on Facebook. Australian Council for Adult Literacy Email: [email protected] Postal Address: PO Box 2283, Canberra ACT 2601. Incorporated Association A0 1297 (ACT) ABN: 18 120 488 674.
Literacy data published by UNESCO displays that since 1950, the adult literacy rate at the world level has increased by 5 percentage points every decade on average, from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in 2015. However, for four decades, the population growth was so rapid that the number of illiterate adults kept increasing, rising from 700 million in 1950 to 878 million in 1990. Adult literacy can change everything. Health. Gender equality. Poverty. Every important social issue is impacted by low literacy. When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty, lower health care costs, find and keep sustainable employment, and ultimately change their lives.
Literacy Tutoring with Read Write Now! CALF supports adult literacy in the community and access to fee-free tuition by adult learners through the Read Write Now! volunteer adult literacy service. Find out more about this unique volunteer organisation, operating in Western Australia since 1977. Adult education is the key to tackling some of Australia’s major challenges. Digital transformation, an ageing population and growing inequality are urgent challenges in Australia that adult education can solve according to Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education.
The Read Write Now program exists to improve the literacy of adults who have left the school system and have inadequate literacy for everyday life demands. Call us now! [one_third last="no"] [title size="2"]Welcome to QCAL[/title] QCAL is a voluntary non-profit organisation representing Adult Literacy in Queensland. QCAL promotes literacy as the key to effective life-long learning for all. It seeks to establish and maintain opportunities for adult members of the community to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.