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Literacy

Intro
Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read, write, and use arithmetic. The modern term's meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture. The concept of literacy is expanding in OECD countries to include skills to access knowledge through technology and ability to assess complex contexts.
The key to literacy is reading development, a progression of skills that begins with the ability to understand spoken words and decode written words, and culminates in the deep understanding of text. Reading development involves a range of complex language underpinnings including awareness of speech sounds (phonology), spelling patterns (orthography), word meaning (semantics), grammar (syntax) and patterns of word formation (morphology), all of which provide a necessary platform for reading fluency and comprehension.

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Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives. For individuals, families, and societies alike, it is an instrument of empowerment to improve one’s health, one’s income, and one’s relationship with the world.
The uses of literacy for the exchange of knowledge are constantly evolving, along with advances in technology. From the Internet to text messaging, the ever-wider availability of communication makes for greater social and political participation. A literate community is a dynamic community, one that exchanges ideas and engages in debate. Illiteracy, however, is an obstacle to a better quality of life, and can even breed exclusion and violence.

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Benetech’s Global Literacy Program
We live in a world dominated by the printed word, images and video. The information we read, share and use to learn is central to our everyday lives—We get our news or follow important issues using newspapers and websites. We study for exams or complete homework using textbooks and online libraries. We share what we read and contribute our experiences through social media, text messages and online forums.
Yet, there are millions of people that remain locked out of living fully in this kind of world. Why? Whether it’s because of economic issues, political or social norms or disabilities that prevent them from using most standard formats, some people simply lack the access they need to information that is critical to their lives.

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