What is literacy?


What is literacy?

Literacy can be defined as a person’s ability to read, write, speak, and compute and solve problems at levels necessary to:

  • Function on the job and in society
  • Achieve one’s goals
  • Develop one’s knowledge and potential2
The term “illiteracy” means being unable to read or write. A person who has limited or low literacy skills is not illiterate.

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