As the foundation of learning throughout life, literacy is at the heart of sustainable development yet today there are an estimated 800 million illiterate adults, two thirds of whom are women. The national academies press 500 fifth street, nw washington, dc 20001 patrick wayte, vice president, marketing and health education, american heart association winston wong, medical director, community benefit, education in oral health literacy discussion 6 looking to the future the role of technology in health literacy.
And this is why we must do it — because it is hard building robots that will take over the planet is hard, too, but appreciating variation is harder aspen reese is a junior fellow at the harvard society of fellows, where she studies microbial ecology. So is ‘data literacy’ part of, or a prerequisite for, statistical literacy there is likely to be as much discussion on the nature of data literacy as there has been, and will continue to be, on statistical literacy. Education for all global monitoring report2 0 0 6 chapter 5 why literacy matters this chapter explores the case for literacy, especially for youth and adults. The synthesis summarizes workshops on models of literacy practice, national policies, development of partnerships, evaluation, and research, citing achievements and limitations in each area an agenda for the future is proposed. This document contains a synthesis of the debate on the significant developments since 1986 and on the future agenda for literacy education, held at a seminar attended by 40 participants from 21 countries.
‘literacy is at the heart of sustainable development’, secretary-general says in literacy day message following is the message by un secretary-general kofi annan for international literacy day.
There is likely to be as much discussion on the nature of data literacy as there has been, and will continue to be, on statistical literacy the extent of discussion indicates that such literacies are complex continuums rather than simple presences/absences, dependent in practice on the context and level of the user this initial panel discussion focused on empowering users of the diversity of data in government, public or official statistical contexts.
Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the united nations is emphasising that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed sustainable development goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all. Language also lies at the heart of ideas about individual identity and community, and learning another language can do a great deal to shape children’s ideas in this critical area as well as giving them a new perspective on their own language 2.