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Illiteracy

  1. 1. Functional Illiteracy By Gaurav Mishra
  2. 2. What is Illiteracy? * 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
  3. 3. Why is it a problem?
  4. 4. Problems caused by Illiteracy in the workplace Problems Other Miscalculation Injury Recruitment Non-compliance Ineffective Training Wastage Ineffective Work Time Wasting Poor Completion 0 10 20 30 40 50This survey was taken by theNational Workforce Literacy % of employers reporting this problemProject in the May of 2010
  5. 5. Other types of Illiteracy Another common type of There are over thirteen illiteracy is mathematical different types of illiteracy or innumeracy. illiteracy, from Cultural illiteracy is the toInnumeracy is the inability technological illiteracy appreciate to understandinability toliteracy. scientificone’s culture. mathematics.most Probably the common form of illiteracy is functional Illiteracy, or Moral illiteracy is the the inability to use written inability to have principles text to carry out daily and a moral compass. activity.
  6. 6. World Illiteracy• Illiteracy is growing in all parts of world, such as Pakistan and the Middle East. More than fifteen different countries have less than 50% of their people literate. Of them, at least eleven are in Africa. To see a video about illiteracy in Germany, click here. To see a video about illiteracy in Somalia, click here. To see a video about illiteracy in Pakistan, click here.
  7. 7. U.S. Illiteracy• Illiteracy is also a problem in the U.S.A. Around 3,130,000 people in the U.S.A are illiterate and in certain places the illiteracy rate is shockingly high. For example, Mississippi’s illiteracy rate is around 14%. Overall, America is only the 27th most literate country.
  8. 8. Facts and Stats• America loses around 240 billion dollars a year from dropouts• More than 20% of adults read below a 5th grade level• Over 75% of people on welfare are illiterate• Over 64% of those arrested are illiterate• Over 60% of criminals are illiterate• Around 50% of unemployed 16-21-year-olds are illiterate• 85% of juvenile delinquents are bad at reading• 20% of high school graduates cannot read their diploma
  9. 9. What you can do to help• Visit this website to conduct a web search for volunteer opportunities combatting illiteracy. http://www.literacydirectory.org/?op=ld&mo de=volunteers• Visit my site at www.usliteracy.webs.com• Spread the word!!!!!!!

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