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Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Daniel Laforge [Video - 1:13] (2013)

In this video, a man explains how the support of his family helped him make the decision to return to school and build a better life for himself.

He describes the encouragement he received from his 91-year-old grandmother, who told him how much she wanted to see him graduate. His young daughter tells him every day how proud she is of her father.

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2014-06-02

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: David Robicheau [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of short videos from Nova Scotia featuring participants in an adult learners’ retreat held in November 2013.

A young man describes how his self-confidence increased once he went back to school, and how one teacher in particular motivated him to learn so he could get a better job and provide for his family.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia.

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2014-05-30

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Darlene Ells [Video - 1:08] (2013)

In this video, a woman explains why she returned to the classroom after years of staying home to care for her children.

She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and talks about her plans for the future.

The video was recorded during a Literacy Nova Scotia retreat for adult learners, held in Truro in November 2013.

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2014-05-29

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Herbie Fahy [Video - 1:15] (2013)

This is one of a number of video testimonials recorded during a retreat for adult learners from Nova Scotia in November 2013.

In it, a man explains how he quit school because he was more interested in hanging out with his friends. He has come to realize that education is essential for success in life, and is determined to go back to school.

The retreat was organized by Literacy Nova Scotia and was held in Truro.

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2014-05-27

My BVC is a community where people take care of each other (2013)

In the summer of 2013, heavy rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding in Alberta, killing several people and displacing thousands of others.

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2014-04-04

Things are cooking in my kitchen (2013)

The Stories from the Field project reports on current issues, challenges, and innovative work happening in the adult Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) field throughout Alberta.

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2014-03-28

Adult Back to School Planner (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta website.

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2014-03-27

Supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Adult Immigrants as Learners (2013)

This paper is part of Stories from the Field, a research project that investigates the principles and practices that best support both the learning and teaching of literacy.

The author describes a literacy program at Alberta’s Bow Valley College that works with deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) immigrant adults.

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2014-03-18

Changing Perceptions: Teaching Literacy in Correctional Facilities (2013)

This document is part of Stories from the Field, a research project designed to identify the principles and practices that best support literacy learning and teaching.

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2014-01-17

Learning Curves, Twists, and Turns (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect information and stories about both teaching and learning in adult literacy.

The author describes both the frustrations and the joys of undertaking a project in Bolivia, where she had to adjust to a new culture and learn a new language. Everything she had once taken for granted was no longer valid or easy.

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2014-01-16

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