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Illiteracy is a major social dilemma facing countries in the developed and underdeveloped world. The problem has far-reaching implications as it threatens the economic and social vitality of a country. Within this globalized world, a country’s competitiveness depends on the resources within that country and, in particular on its social and human capital. Indeed, the human capital indicators of a country, particularly, those based on literacy rates affect the country’s labor productivity and (GDP) Gross Domestic Product (Coulombe, Tremblay & Marchland, 2004). Elish-Piper (2007) draws attention to the increasing expectations for adult literacy in the United States over the last century, particularly as it relates to one’s status, employment and ultimate productivity.

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Personal Transformations: Changes in Self & Literacy Engagement through Even Start Family Literacy Program Participation

Illiteracy is a major social dilemma facing countries in the developed and underdeveloped world. The problem has far-reaching implications as it threatens the economic and social vitality of a country. Within this globalized world, a country’s competitiveness depends on the resources within that country and, in particular on its social and human capital. Indeed, the human capital indicators of a country, particularly, those based on literacy rates affect the country’s labor productivity and (GDP) Gross Domestic Product (Coulombe, Tremblay & Marchland, 2004). Elish-Piper (2007) draws attention to the increasing expectations for adult literacy in the United States over the last century, particularly as it relates to one’s status, employment and ultimate productivity.