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Literacy Infographic

IS YOUR AUDIENCE UNDERSTANDING YOUR MESSAGE? According to UNESCO data, 84.1% of adults worldwide are LITERATE. That means that 5.98 billion people are Literate categorized as LITERATE! BUT HOW ARE COUNTRIES DEFINING LITERACY? In some places like the United Kingdom, who has completed at least five UNITED anyone KINGDOM years of schooling is counted. In Jamaica and Hong Kong, amongst others, anyone who has ever attended ALBANIA school is counted as • HONG KONG JAMAICA literate. ETHIOPIA In Ethiopia, similarly to many other countries, Some use lower ages like literacy is defined as Albania, where it is measured starting at a person who is 15 and older. ARGENTINA age 9 and Argentina where it is measured at age 10. People who self identify as literate are also counted. WE ARE MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN IMPROVING LITERACY, BUT ORAL LEARNING IS STILL THE NORM. 1/ of the world's people cannot read the language they speak. 3. Every year there are 20 million new functionally non-literate people in the world. It is estimated that even though many people may be classified as literate, 5.7 billion people (80% of the world) are primarily oral communicators. They prefer, rely on, and learn through oral methods. Primarily oral BOTH/AND - That means that almost the same percentage of people who are labeled as LITERATE are also PRIMARILY ORAL communicators. What should the relative emphasis on literate methods and oral methods be in your mission activity? Have you been disproportionately investing in literate methods? Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics ,"The Extent of Orality" Orality Journal Vol 1. #1, The World Factbook,,“A Literate's Guide to the Oral Galaxy" Orality Journal Vol 2. #2 Brought to you by our sponsor: To find more infographics EPA from GMI visit gmi Inspiration.Instruction.Interaction. EVANGELICAL PRESS ASSOCIATION

Literacy Infographic

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