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1[mass noun] The ability to read and write:‘tests of literacy and numeracy’[as modifier] ‘adult literacy programmes’
ability to read and write, reading ability, writing ability, reading proficiency, writing proficiencylearning, book learning, education, scholarship, schoolinglettersView synonyms
- ‘Less than 40 percent of children complete primary school and functional adult literacy is as low as 22 percent.’
- ‘We have recently seen many important educational policy initiatives in the area of children's literacy.’
- ‘Ms Clark said that while the Government was taking steps to tackle the problem of low adult literacy, there is still much work to be done.’
- ‘Innovative programmes successfully encouraged adults to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.’
- ‘It outlawed literacy tests and poll taxes as a way of assessing whether anyone was fit or unfit to vote.’
- ‘There is work on effective teaching initiatives and initiatives for adult literacy.’
- ‘It also helps parents and carers to ‘brush up’ on their own skills in literacy and numeracy.’
- ‘The government has concentrated its efforts more on youth than on adult literacy.’
- ‘One in five adults has poor literacy skills and it is many of these who cannot find employment.’
- ‘If you've got too much cash, give it to an adult literacy program or some other charity.’
- ‘Work will also be carried out to promote family literacy and numeracy projects, such as staging adult learning classes.’
- ‘What then happens to efforts to increase female literacy and encourage girls to go to school?’
- ‘Recently, these schools began restructuring their early literacy programs in both English and Spanish.’
- ‘But the yardstick to measure the literacy rate is just the ability to read and write one's name.’
- ‘Its treasures must be plundered and used to fund literacy programmes and childcare.’
- ‘Her students must not only develop literacy in their first language but also prepare themselves to survive academically in English.’
- ‘Thus, the parents have not had many opportunities to use and improve their English literacy.’
- ‘The variety of language used at home and school has a direct bearing on children's literacy.’
- ‘There is low literacy among the survey population, and this was an additional limitation.’
- ‘The identification of adult literacy as a major problem has, of course, been a focus of this Government.’
- 1.1 Competence or knowledge in a specified area:‘computer literacy is essential’
- ‘Inadequate health literacy was identified in 16 participants.’
- ‘Group lessons can, therefore, establish the instructional model that can enhance the emotional literacy of every piano student.’
- ‘It's not computer literacy these lost kids need, but cultural literacy.’
- ‘Financial literacy improved with work experience and income.’
- ‘This is the challenge of actually tapping the talent and cultural literacy in our diverse population.’
- ‘They work to improve Third World women's economic literacy and access to education.’
- ‘Basic computer literacy and an interest in making things are the only requirements.’
- ‘He even suggested use of pirated software may promote computer literacy.’
- ‘In fact, many of the activities that are used to teach media literacy take this approach.’
- ‘Patients with inadequate health literacy are more likely to be hospitalized than patients with adequate skills.’
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