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Illiteracy By Vicky Chan and Shanshan Wu. What is Illiteracy?. Illiteracy is the inability to read and write. There is about 1 billion of non- illiterate adults today. That is 26 % of the world’s population. 98% of the non- illiterates live in developing countries. . Types of Illiteracy.

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what is illiteracy
What is Illiteracy?
  • Illiteracy is the inability to read and write.
  • There is about 1 billion of non- illiterate adults today. That is 26 % of the world’s population.
  • 98% of the non- illiterates live in developing countries.
types of illiteracy
Types of Illiteracy
  • Total Illiteracy: people who cannot read or write at all
  • Functional Illiteracy: People who can read and write on a limited level
  • Cultural Illiteracy: People who do not know or understand a common body of facts about one’s nation, state or even hometown.
  • Professional Illiteracy: People who concerns the language needed for special kinds of work.
  • The most common types of illiteracy are total and functional illiteracy.
what causes people to have illiteracy
What Causes People to have Illiteracy?

There are many reasons that cause illiteracy such as:

  • Poverty
  • Lack of literacy within a family
  • Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, central auditory processing disorders and short term memory difficulties.
  • Health problems that cause absence from school
  • School system is not working well as it should.
  • Move from place to place so often that students cannot catch up.
results of illiteracy what had illiteracy cause us
Results of IlliteracyWhat had Illiteracy cause us?
  • Economic Suffering
  • Low Productivity
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Poor Product quality
  • Political Suffering
  • Illiterate people often helpless to understand and voice their rights as citizen. They can be powerless to stop their nation from falling into hands of an oppressive or unstable government
  • Illiteracy costs the US more than $20 billion a year in diminished productivity, lost tax revenues, disability benefit paid in event of injury, and welfare payments.
problem
Problem

Should we continue to ignore this major global issue that costs economic, cultural and political problems? If not, how can we decrease the number of illiterate people to lower the costs and losses that results from illiteracy?

stakeholders who affects the problem and their viewpoints
StakeholdersWho affects the Problem and Their Viewpoints
  • Illiterate people affects the problem.
  • They feel hopeless and helpless to understand and voice their rights as citizen.
  • They feel left out, like they don’t belong in their community.
  • They have to rely on welfare for living, since they are often jobless. They feel useless.
  • They have low self-esteem.
stakeholders who is affected and their viewpoints
StakeholdersWho is affectedand Their viewpoints
  • Illiteracy affects all the people on Earth including us.
  • For example: Illiteracy decreases the chance of employment; therefore, illiterate people commit crimes such as robbery for living. These victims could be us.
  • No matter what, the final outcomeswill always affect us.
  • Some people might feel angry that their lives is affected by the illiterates, so they blame the illiterates.
  • Some people might feel sorry for them
  • While some others ignore the illiterates completely when the they try to ask them for help
  • Others listen and help them to feel better about themselves
our viewpoints
Our Viewpoints
  • We think illiteracy should not be ignored anymore. We need to tackle the issue as soon as possible
  • Its not too late to fix it.
  • We should try to make the illiterates feel better about themselves.
  • We think all people have the responsibility for this troubling situation that had irritated many illiterates.