Culture through literacy and education

Is it possible to link culture and literacy? Or culture and education?

Culture is discovered in many ways. However, knowing how to read and write is a guarantee to appreciate culture. Education is also a gateway to culture, a key to appropriating culture.

But is this culture accessible to the whole world?

Judging by world statistics, and if we are content with the limited criteria of literacy and education rates, culture is not offered to everyone at the same level.

Literacy (men and women worldwide):

83% can read and write
17% can neither read nor write

Educational attainment (global men and women):

7% have a university degree
93% do not have one

Sources: 2012 – Fritz Erickson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferris State University (Formerly Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay) and John A. Vonk, University of Northern Colorado, 2006; Returning Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison, Wisconsin, Unheard Voices: Celebrating Cultures from the Developing World, 1992; Donella H. Meadows, The Global Citizen, May 31, 1990.

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