Consequently the percentage of illiteracy is extremely low.
Education is somewhat neglected by them, and the percentage of illiteracy among adults is high.
Illiteracy is extremely widespread.
Of the total population, 10 years of age and over, 30.5% were illiterates in 1 9 00 -49'9% were illiterates in 1880 - and as regards the whites of native birth alone, Georgia ranked ninth in illiteracy, in 1900, among the states and territories of the Union.
School attendance is not compulsory, however, and the gain upon illiteracy (75%) appears to be very slow.
Since 1880 the proportion of illiteracy has steadily declined for all classes, save the foreignborn between 1880 and 1890, owing to the beginning in these years, on a large scale, of immigration from southern Europe.
The school board is doing its best to implement reading programs that will help to eradicate illiteracy among the children in our community.
Thus, the illiteracy of non-Caucasians was 44.5%, of their children.
The lowest rate of illiteracy is to be found in the southern half of the republic. Public instruction is, by constitutional provision, under secular control, but religious denominations are permitted to have their own schools.
Although Bogota was reputed to be an educational centre in colonial times, so slight an influence did this exert upon the country that Colombia ended the 19th century with no effective public school system, very few schools and colleges, and fully 90% of illiteracy in her population.
In proportion to the raised standard of popular education, further aided by the number of popular educational establishments which were springing up, and the university extension movement formed on the English plan, the proportion of illiteracy rapidly decreased.
The subjects to which most importance is attached from the international standpoint are age, sex, civil condition, birthplace, illiteracy and certain infirmities.
On the other hand, a notable exception is afforded by the native whites of native parents, particularly in the South, where child illiteracy (and child labor) is highest; the declining proportion of illiterates shown by the age~groups of this class up to 24 years is apparently due to a will to learn late in life.
The excess of female illiteracy in the total population also decreased within the same period, from 20.3 to 108 illiterates in a thousand.
Various charges had been brought against him by his enemies, among them that of illiteracy, the truth of which is borne out by the crudeness of his style, and is fully admitted by the writer himself.
Illiteracy is less among young persons of all classes than in the older age-groups, in which the foreign-born largely fall.
A royal visitation, beginning in 1547, discovered, however, such a degree of ignorance and illiteracy among the parish clergy that it became clear that preaching could only be gradually given its due place in the services of the Church.
Some careful reading of good books there must have been, however, for in spite of pervading illiteracy, common in that age, in matters of grammar and spelling, he acquired a dignified and effective English style..
Education was vital both to eradicate illiteracy and to promote communism.
eradicates a mass campaign aiming to mobilize 100,000 teachers with the aim of eradicating illiteracy.
illiteracy in the country to less than one seventh.
illiteracy in the area.
Illiteracy is high, amounting in 1900 to 23.1% of native males, above 21 years of age, and 30 5% of foreign males, principally because of the large number of Indians, Chinese, Japanese and Mexicans in the state.
At this time (c. 1815-1840) numbers of persons brought discredit on the missionary cause by their illiteracy, narrow-minded prejudices his advice it was decided to create a band of native states on the northern and eastern frontiers of the colony.
The percentage of illiterates declined from 50.97% in 1880 to 41% in 1890, and 34% in 1900, when Alabama ranked third among the states in illiteracy.
Iraq was honored by UNESCO in 1981 for being the first developing country to eliminate illiteracy.
Increasingly, sport is being used to help deliver social policy objectives, such as tackling illiteracy, drug taking and social exclusion.
Objectives of the decade include reducing illiteracy, especially among women.
In 1990 the Order received a UNESCO award for its work in combatting illiteracy across the world.
This functional illiteracy means that even the nuances of stories from basic tabloid newspapers are beyond the reach of many deaf adults.
The fad of whole-language teaching has led to widespread illiteracy among U.S. students ' .
We fail to overcome the scientific illiteracy in the media.
This index measures mortality rate, male life expectancy and female illiteracy.
Nor is it acceptable to countenance a future in which mass illiteracy consigns Africa to a marginal role in an increasingly knowledge-based global economy.
illiteracy rate of 64% among women.
adult illiteracy fell from 29 percent in 1985 to 24 percent in 1990.
Less surprising is the finding that computer illiteracy rises with age.
Microsoft seeks to remove the limits to individual potential around the world by eliminating technology illiteracy.
The Cuban youth illiteracy rate is zero, unmatched by any other Latin American country, where the average is 7% .
This can become inaccurate in the earlier censuses due to illiteracy.
overestimate the extent of financial illiteracy among some consumers.
It should be surprisingly simple to make gigantic strides in combating poverty, disease and illiteracy throughout the world.
Yugoslavia's economic recovery had been surprisingly rapid, and the chief problems which confronted her in the autumn of 1921 were how best to exploit her vast undeveloped mineral and agricultural resources, improve her very faulty communications, and root out the illiteracy which was a legacy of alien rule.
The basis of the present common school system was laid in 1865, after which a marked development was accompanied by some important changes in the system and its administration, and the percentage of total illiteracy (i.e.
Education and Literacy charities usually work to increase the quality of teaching, classroom tools or end illiteracy.
forego sending their girls to school, perpetuating the grinding cycle of illiteracy and poverty.
The city has a 40% illiteracy rate, and over 50% of black ninth graders will not graduate in four years.
There is a mass campaign aiming to mobilize 100,000 teachers with the aim of eradicating illiteracy.
The philological analysis of Wolf and his successors had raised doubts as to the very existence of Homer, and at one time the main current of scholarly opinion had set strongly in the direction of the belief that the Iliad and the Odyssey were in reality but latter-day collections of divers recitals that had been handed down by word of mouth from one generation to another of bards through ages of illiteracy.
Because public opinion suffers from severe economic illiteracy, democracies tend to supply economic policies that leave much to be desired.
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