Live & Learn (2003)

Profiling Successful Outcomes in Literacy

This document contains the stories of 25 adults in New Brunswick who, despite encountering many barriers, succeeded in improving their literacy skills. Some of the stories were written entirely by the learners, while others were collected through face-to-face or telephone interviews and transcribed for print.

The learners’ stories are matched with literacy-related issues, including literacy and health; literacy and learning disabilities; literacy and families; and literacy and justice. For instance, in the section on literacy and health, one woman describes being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 37 and not being able to understand the treatment options being offered to her.

The document is part of a project funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s National Literacy Secretariat, now called the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES).

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Joan B. Perry. Live & Learn 2003. Web. 2 Dec. 2022 <>
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