International Literacy Day 2013
This year’s International Literacy Day is dedicated to “literacies for the 21st century” to highlight the need to realize “basic literacy skills for all” as well as equip everyone with more advanced literacy skills as part of lifelong learning.
Adult and Youth Education: Eight Latin American countries aim to reach agreement on quality curriculum
Interview to Isabel Infante and María Eugenia Letelier, UNESCO consultants in charge of systematising the contributions of the Ministries of Education of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, were interviewed to explain the criteria in the construction of a quality curriculum for adult and youth education. Read more
Literacy rates are rising, but women and girls continue to lag behind
According to new data released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), literacy rates for adults and youth continue to rise. Young women aged 15-24 are making the strongest gains, but still lag behind young men. In 2011, 87% of female youth had basic literacy skills, compared to 92% of males. Overall, more than half of countries with data have youth literacy rates of 95% or higher*.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Quality matters: Improving the Status of Literacy Teaching Personnel
Alfabetización y Educación
Lecciones desde la práctica innovadora en América Latina y el Caribe
(PDF in Spanish, abstract in English)