Illiteracy and a sustainable society

13/09/2015
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Illiteracy and a sustainable society
Read and write is a human right as well as a tool of personal power and a factor of social and human development. Reading and writing skills are a prerequisite for wider learning of knowledge, skills, attitudes and necessary values ​​ to create a sustainable society.
According to the UN Organisation of Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO), the ability to read and write is the ability to identify, understand, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written words in different contexts. Illiteracy is understood that state who can not read and write.
Since late 1965, UNESCO had chosen the 8th of September every year to celebrate the International Literacy Day. This day was first celebrated in 1966 with the aim of emphasizing the importance of education for citizens, communities and society.
Read and write is a human right, a tool of personal power and a factor of social and human development. The illiteracy opens the access to education for people.
Iliteracy is central to the goal of education for six goals set out in 2000. It is also the key to limit poverty, reduce the mortality rate among children and prevent population growth, establish gender equality and ensure sustainable development, peace and democracy. On the one hand, a good education base will give students the skills to read, write, help them throughout their lives and allow them to be able to receive other knowledge; literate parents send their children to school more; literate people also desire to continue training up to higher levels; and so literate society can achieve more progress and capablity to eliminate the challenges of development.
However, an undeniable reality is that until the present time, the first decade of the twenty-first century has passed, there are still millions of illiterate and illiteracy eradication remains issues gained worldwide attention.
International Literacy Day in 2015 was celebrated with the theme: Illiteracy and sustainable society. Literacy is a key motivation of sustainable development. The reading and writing skills are prerequisites for further learning of knowledge, skills, attitudes and necessary values ​​ to create a sustainable society. At the same time, progress has been achieved in the field of sustainable development such as health and agriculture contribute to promote illiteracy and literate environments.
In given message in the anniversary, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said: The 8th of September every year is an opportunity for us to remember along with the belief that literacy is a fundamental right, a power to serve human dignity and one of the pillars of social cohesion and sustainable development.
According to Ms Irina Bokova, promoting illiteracy must occupy a central position. By giving women and men the means to achieve autonomy, literacy contributes to promoting sustainable development at all levels - to improve health care and food security, eliminate poverty or promote sustainable employment.
UNESCO chief stressed: Since 2000, progress has been recognized worldwide but there has been still significant challenges. Currently, 757 million adults still lack basic skills in reading and writing including two third of women. The number of children and young people dropping out of school is increasing (124 million children around the world) and about 250 million children in the age to be enrolled in primary school have not mastered the basics even while the children are in school.
“We can not tolerate this situation. Literacy is the minimum demand to achieve one of the development goals” - Irina Bokova emphasized.
On International Literacy Day this year, UNESCO chief calls for promoting the full participation of all women and men in their society. We need to invest more and more effective policies. Measures to promote literacy should be combined with wide-oriented development strategy. It should mobilize all efforts to prepare for a better future for all people while respecting the fundamental rights and human dignity. /.


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John Smith 16/9/15 16:13

International educationists keep talking about lofty goals for the 21st century but then strive to keep knowledge about learning processes in the 1940s. The poor deserve the benefits of cognitive neuroscience but they only get educational theology.

Gentle Moon 16/9/15 16:13

Adult literacy is a prominent example. Reading has a continuum, but also a big discontinuity: with practice, readers start using a part of the brain that recognizes words as if they were faces. Then people read automatically, effortlessly. Around 45 words per minute are necessary.

LawrenceSamuels 16/9/15 16:14

For some reason, adults cannot do this, so neoliterates are stuck reading letter by letter. To be permanently literate, one must have crossed over to automaticity.

Jane smartnic 16/9/15 16:15

Literacy can help in bringing about sustainable development. It is necessary for young youths and children to be educated so as to reduce the rate of poverty due to ignorance and illiteracy.

yobro yobro 16/9/15 16:16

t is important for parents to send their kids to school in Nigeria here instead of making them sell things on the road.

Love Peace 16/9/15 16:17

So parents and guidance should endeavour to allow their children or wards attend schools and be educated. So as to reduce the load of the government in bringing about a suitable environment for living.

MaskOf Zero 16/9/15 16:18

I agree with your points that are mentioned in this blog. Literacy can help in bringing about sustainable development. It is necessary for young youths and children to be educated so as to reduce the rate of poverty due to ignorance and illiteracy.

Only Solidar 16/9/15 16:18

It is important for parents to send their kids to school in everywhere convenient place here instead of making them sell things on the road.

Pack Cassiopian 16/9/15 16:19

If we are talking about literacy for all we are talking mainly about the elementary level of schooling, which ends at the age of ten or eleven. Majority of children who enter job market do so around that age or later and not before.

Deck Hero14 16/9/15 16:20

If we are talking about universal literacy then the problem of child labour need not bother us. The children are to be enrolled in school at the age of six . Elementary education is upto 4th or 5th grade. Majority of children who enter job market do so by the age of eleven or twelve.

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