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Informatics The ability to read and write. See Digital literacy Medical communication The ability to read and understand written text, instructions and medically relevant materials. See health literacy, Science literacy.


Ability of a person to read, write, and speak English, and to solve problems sufficiently well to function in a job and in society.
[L. littera, letter]


(lit′ĕ-răt) [L. litteratus, marked with letters]
Being able to read and write, and to use written language as in understanding graphs, charts, tables, maps, symbols, and formulas. literacy (-ră-sē)

number literacy

The ability of patients to understand their lab values and make lifestyle adjustments accordingly.
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The inaugural session was also addressed by the Education Department Dean Dr Nasir Mahmood, Adult Literacy Department Director Dr Muhammad Ajaml and other faculty members which included Dr Afshan Huma and Dr Aftab Ahmed and others.
Castleton, G and McDonald, M A decade of literacy: policy, programs and perspectives An investigation by the Queensland Centre Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium Griffith University ALNARC National Research Program 2001-2002 June 2002
In these countries and regions there are also examples of strong links between the adult literacy and health sectors.
The neo-literates were identified with the help of their respective adult literacy teachers and supervisors.
The tables below reveal the level of general literacy in Nigeria, as well as the level of adult literacy compared to the situation in sub Saharan Africa and some selected countries, which are in the same Economic Community of the African States zone.
Focusing on the theme Sustainable Literacies, delegates shared teaching and research ideas, as well as exploring the notions of sustainability, diversity, social justice and environmental responsibility in adult literacy education.
For more information on the adult literacy courses, call Marie Harrison, skills for life development officer, on (0191) 433 8708.
8 grade level and has attended our three-month adult literacy class.
ALL builds upon earlier national and international studies of adult literacy.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 46, 116-128.
Volunteer adult literacy and grammar tutor Dorothy Lockspeiser presents The Write Way to Read: The Alternative to Phonics and Whole Language, a guide for educators who help teach illiterate adults.

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