People without access to these digital technologies fall significantly behind in their skills and knowledge and are unable to use them effectively. These folks are often looked down upon in societies that have embraced the digital technology.
One of the most important skills a person can have – needs to have – in the digital world is the skill of literacy.
With the evolution of knowledge and skills in the digital world, the meaning of literate also changes. In an effort to close the gap in literacy skills and decrease the inequalities, the 2017 International Literacy Day will focus on the challenges and prospects in endorsing literacy in the digital world. There are roughly 750 million adults and 264 million school-aged children (not in school) that do not have the basic literacy skills.
International Literacy Day is a worldwide celebration that brings communities, learners, teachers, governments, experts and multi- and bilateral organizations together. The event is used to highlight achievements and look at ways to deal with the rest of the challenges facing literacy promotion as part of the 2030 Education Agenda.
The “Literacy in a Digital World” and UNESCO International Literacy Prizes Awards Ceremony will be Sept. 8.
There are three goals of the international conference:
• To develop an in-depth understanding of what type of literacy skills people must have to traverse the digital world and what it means for literacy learning and teaching.
• To examine and share the programs, policies, monitoring and evaluations along with the financing to advance literacy in the digital world.
To look at how digital technologies can fund progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal.
Not enough people know about International Literacy Day in our opinion. We’ve put our Literacy Badges in one place for you to purchase leading up to the big event. We say wear them with pride!
We even have two commemorative badges than you can personalise with your School Name, making the event very personal to your School.