Thursday, September 20, 2012

Help Build the Nation Through Spreading Knowledge

UNESCO Institute for Education defined literacy as literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfillment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy... means far more than learning how to read and write... The aim is to transmit... knowledge and promote social participation. The published literacy rate of our country is 98%, but do you know the fact that functional illiteracy rates are growing in a higher rate. Functional illiteracy means, they have trouble with sufficient reading and writing skills. According to a news report published by USA TODAY, 32 million adults in our country, which means about one in seven of the population, cannot read.

Have you ever thought that what would be the consequences of illiteracy? It can affect the overall development and progress of a nation. Even the crime rates of the nation also increases. As reported by the U.S Department of Education, 60 percent of America's prison inmates are illiterate and 85% of all juvenile offenders have reading problems. It is said that situations forces an individual to commit crime.

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The Department of Justice stated, "The link between academic failure and delinquency, violence, and crime is welded to reading failure." In this context, you can be a helping hand to many people who wish to gain knowledge. Reading and literacy education programs are conducted by libraries community centers and several other welfare organizations in order to improve the reading and writing skills of illiterate adult population.

If you are interested in an education career, then what about majoring in reading and literacy education? A career through which you can make a difference in society and contribute to its betterment. Reading and literacy degree programs are offered in various colleges and universities through online and campus courses. Graduates in reading and literacy program can find career opportunities in educational sector, libraries, community centers etc. Most of them will focus on a career that offers educational programs to illiterate adults. They design and implement different programs, which will enhance the reading and writing skills of people. Reading and literacy education teachers encourage and motivate people of all ages to enjoy reading.

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