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Promoting Reading in Portugal

Interview with Isabel Alçada

National Reading Plan - Portugal

Isabel Alçada

The National Reading Plan was launched in June 2006 by the Portuguese Government – Ministries of Education, Culture and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs - to promote reading in schools, as well as in public libraries and other social organizations. The main goals are the development of skills in reading and writing, as well as the broadening and deepening of reading habits.
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(Commission for the) National Reading Plan (Portugal)

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National_Reading_Plan The National Reading Plan is a Government initiative, under the joint responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and it has been given political priority. It has been implemented in a network basis through a set of strategies designed to cover the entire population, from infancy to [ ... ]  

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Total population
10 799 270

Portuguese (official)
Mirandese (recognized regional language)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 95.4%
Male: 97%
Female: 94%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 97%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 91%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 77%
School life expectancy: 16.2 years

Government expenditure
11.6% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia