In Europe, one in five 15 year-olds and one in five year-olds have poor reading skills. In Europe it is estimated that around 13 million children2 under 15 years of age and around 55 million adults between 15 and 65 years of age have literacy difficulties3. Within these, literacy reaches virtually percent. Andorra is one such country with virtually % of its populace being literate. A part of Southwestern Europe, its government directs by law that every child between the ages of 6 and 16 is required to submit to compulsory attendance within its school aladura.info: James Burton.
Jul 21, · Improving adult literacy in Europe involves tackling numerous challenges at local, regional and international levels. The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) held a conference in June in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to discuss effective ways of tackling these challenges. Literacy. The poorest countries in the world, where basic education is most likely to be a binding constraint for development, still have very large segments of the population who are illiterate. In Niger, for example, the literacy rate of the youth ( years) is only %.
May 03, · Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, 'literacy' also encompasses 'numeracy', the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. In , French (langue d’oïl) was the dominant language in just 15 of 89 départments; out of a population of ca. 28 million, six million French could not understand French at all; a further six million could understand it, but spoke it only imperfectly; 30 patois were spoken plus foreign languages like Flemish, German or Basque; only three million could speak French “properly”. 23 The linguistic and .
adulTS WITh lITEraCY dIFFICulTIES IN EurOpE Number of adults ( years of age) with literacy difficulties (Source: PIAAC, ). yEArS oF AgE 55 needed at the EU level. million million Percentage of adults between 16 and 65 years with literacy difficulties. Across society Create partnerships for literacy development between education and societal players such. Level Group of Experts on Literacy. reported that 20% of adults in Europe exhibited some difficulties in the area of literacy, while in , Gyarmati et al. reported that nearly half of the working-age. Abstract: Studies of the teaching practices used in adult reading programs suggest that .