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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Illiteracy and religion, plus one of my favorite books

I have been doing a mini-study for an article on illiteracy in 2012. I noticed something very interesting...Note the countries with the lowest literacy rates in the world and, you tell me what they have in common? Does Christianity help education and one's standard of living? Good Socratic Method involves asking questions. Data is from the CIA World Factbook.

1 Niger 84.3%
2 Burkina Faso 77.%
3 Afghanistan 63.7%
4 Sierra Leone 63.7%
5 Gambia 63.5%
6 Guinea-Bissau 62.7%
7 Senegal 62.7%
8 Benin 62.5%
9 Ethiopia 61.3%
10 Mauritania 60.1%

This book, along with the ideas of Maria Montessori, literally, changed my life.