Escaping disadvantage: literacy and numeracy

“International statistics on literacy in various countries around the world contain a curiosity: almost any country in the western hemisphere you’ve ever visited or even thought about has an adult literacy rate of 99%. The reason for this is that most developed countries no longer collect data for literacy, and therefore an assumption is made that in all these countries 99% of adults are literate …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 11 July]

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