Definitions for "Literacy"
Knowing how to read and how to write. Understanding books. There are greater and lower degrees of literacy. There are also many types of literacies. Literate in general terms means educated.
ability to read and write ...... back
An individual's ability to read, write, and speak English, compute, and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual, and in society.
Using vocabulary, oral language, phonological awareness, letters, words, print, comprehension, books and other print materials to help children explore, expand and participate in their world.
The flexible and sustainable mastery of a repertoire of practices with the texts of traditional and new communications technologies via spoken language, print, and multimedia. By 'flexible' we mean that students are able to adjust and modify the performance to better meet contextual demands and variable situations. By 'sustainable' we emphasise maintenance and achievement over time. 'Mastery' involves performance characterised by high achievement. 'Repertoires' involves sets of options for the complex performance of literacy practices. ( Literate Futures: Report, p. 9)
Organisations have found that improved literacy rates have diminished accidents in the workplace. For more information on workplace literacy programmes, contact Workbase or Literacy Aotearoa.
Keywords:  overlooked, granted, taken
an often overlooked and taken for granted
a non-profit organization established to promote critical thinking about the media and to provide leadership, training and resources for media education in schools, religious and community organizations
Keywords:  mobility
Keywords:  initiatives, local
Local Initiatives
Keywords:  definitions, see
See Definitions of Literacy.
State of being literate.