Anecdotes

Frontier College Letters (1999)

One Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Nation Building

This document was published in 1999 to mark the hundredth anniversary of Frontier College, a Canada-wide organization that teaches literacy skills and nurtures lifelong learning through a range of programs in a variety of settings.

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2011-08-16

Reflections of the Sydney Writing Circle (2009)

This is a collection of stories and poems written by members of the Sydney Writing Circle, a group that is supported by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County in Nova Scotia. The Sydney Writing Circle continues to flourish. Each Tuesday afternoon members meet to share their writings, to engage in writing activities, and to lend encouragement to each
other.

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2009-07-29

Christmas Week (1993)

This narrative by Sheelah Demetre of the Western Quebec Literacy Council tells the story of Emma who just before Christmas feels like her world is falling apart. Family and personal issues are mounting and what is contained in the media is presenting an increasingly negative picture. Will Emma find the strength to cope?

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2009-06-12

Learner Stories (2005)

Literacy and Disabilities Study

Adults who attend programs that use the SARAW talking computer program wrote the stories in this book. Some of the programs are adult literacy programs; some programs are at agencies that serve people with disabilities. There are SARAW programs across Canada, and these stories are from people from different locations across Canada. All of the stories in this book, except one, were written by adults with disabilities.

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2005-08-03

Pushed Through and Second Chances: Stories About the Right to Read (2003)

This book is based on interviews with adult learners and contains the interviews/essays and a finished play.

The idea for the project was to explore, through interviews, some of the less obvious reasons why people end up with poor literacy skills and to prepare a theatrical presentation based on these real–life stories.

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2005-07-04

A Hell of a Good Job! Finding Work that Matters (1998)

Volume 1

This is the first in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.

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2005-06-13

New Realities in Health Care and Job Safety (1998)

Volume 2

This is the second in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.

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2005-06-13

To Every Work a Season: Adapting to Change (1998)

Volume 3

This is the third in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.

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2005-06-13

Chance and Luck: Making a Job (1998)

Volume 4

This is the fourth in the series, Working Lives, four volumes designed to provide relevant and engaging literacy materials that speak directly to the concerns and interests of adult learners. All essays in each volume are accompanied by questions for discussion and, where necessary, word lists and follow-up notes and activities.

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2005-06-13

Mel's Story (2000)

The stories in this book were written by Mel Lively with the assistance of his tutor, Kim Hutchison. Mel joined the Workplace Education program at his workplace and is learning to read and write. These stories, mostly set in the 1960s, are from his years of working in the woods.

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2004-12-02

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