What is Literacy
being able to write one's name.
- U.S. Census Bureau (1978)
completing 6 or more years of schooling.
- Oxford Essential Dictionary
(American Edition): the ability to read and write.
- U.S. Military, since
WWI: completion of the 8th grade.
- The National Adult Literacy
Survey (NALS, 1993) : Using printed and written information to function in
society to achieve one's goals, and to develop one's knowledge and potential.
- United Nations, 2003:
Literacy is a human right.
- United States Congress:
An individual's ability to read, write and speak in English; compute and solve
problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the
family of the individual, and in society.