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In the world today it is assumed that everyone can read and write.

Literacy and numeracy are the 2 most important stepping stones that we need to be able to function in everyday life.

Whether it is reading a recipe, paying a bill, reading instructions, reading sign posts, buying a ticket or many other things, we are greatly affected if we do not have the basic skill.

Literacy generally refers to the ability to connect the things you hear and speak about with written and read text, and to think critically about them. While some people may have basic spelling abilities, it doesn’t necessarily mean they can comprehend what the word means and how it would be used.

Numeracy likewise goes beyond being able to recognise a number; it’s about being able to practically apply maths and problem solving to everyday life. It can also mean understanding quantities and measurements, such as metres/centimetres, kilos/grams, litres/millilitres, prices and even time.

The Scandanian countries and Asian countries are leading the world with the higher levels of these skills achieved amongst their students compared to Australia and New Zealand.

Once there were jobs that did not need a very high level of literacy but now workers need to be able to fill out forms for accidents, use computers and know the terminology used in the industry that they work in.

WORLD’S MOST LITERATE NATIONS RANKED For Release: March 9, 2016

Country

Rank

Finland

1

Norway

2

Iceland

3

Denmark

4

Countries With The Lowest Literacy Rates In The World

Rank

Country

Literacy Rate (%)

1

South Sudan

27.0 %

2

Afghanistan

28.1 %

3

Burkina Faso

28.7 %

4

Niger

28.7 %

 

Which country has a literacy rate of 100%?

Making 100% Literacy Rates Happen. High educational standards are seen in countries all around the world, but the literacy rate in some countries, like AndorraLuxembourgNorwayLiechtenstein and a few others can’t be ignored. Within these, literacy reaches virtually 100 percent.Apr 9, 2018.

Here are the top 10 best countries to raise children as detailed in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report:

  1. Denmark.
  2. Sweden….
  3. Norway.. …
  4. Finland. …
  5. Canada. …
  6. Netherlands. …
  7. Switzerland. …
  8. New Zealand. …

Something to think about.

 

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