International Adult Learners' Week (IALW)

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 5: Interview with Joe Gallant, worker, and Tracy Defoe, expert in workplace literacy and essential skills [Audio 24:10] (2010)

This episode of Life Literacy Radio celebrates International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), observed every year in April.

The episode includes an interview with Joe Gallant of Red Deer, Alberta. He went from being a labourer with low literacy skills to being a skilled tradesperson and a lifelong learner.

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2013-10-31

Celebrating Adult Learners' Week 2013, April 6 – 14: Learning Makes a Difference (2013)

This document brings together more than 80 submissions received for the sixth annual International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) contest, organized by Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS).

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2013-06-05

Adult Learner Stories of Success (2013)

This document contains the stories of 10 adult learners whose efforts have been recognized by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). All tell their stories in their own words.

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2013-05-10

Marcia Jeffers' speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 2:59] (2009)

Since 2008, Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) has celebrated International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) with a writing contest. The contest is open to participants in a series of writing workshops, along with learners from other adult learning, English as a Second Language (ESL), seniors’, and workplace programs.

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2013-04-05

Adele Abu el hosn's speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 2:52] (2009)

In 2009, the theme for International Adult Learners' Week (IALW) in Nova Scotia was “Living and Learning for a Viable Future – The Power of Adult Learning.” Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) celebrated the week a writing contest.

Winners in the contest’s four divisions were invited to present their submissions at a reception in Halifax. Here, the winner in the video category describes how learning changed her life.

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2013-03-26

Earl Leslie's speech during the award presentation by Literacy Nova Scotia's Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 2009 [Video - 5:23] (2009)

Since 2008, Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) has celebrated International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) with a writing contest that represents the culmination of a series of workshops held around the province. The contest is open to workshop participants, as well as learners from other adult learning, English as a Second Language (ESL), seniors’, and workplace programs.

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2013-03-15

Why should we celebrate International Adult Learners' Week? [Video - 0:50] (2012)

This brief video emphasizes the importance of recognizing adult learners, pointing out that adults who return to school often have to make significant sacrifices and juggle multiple responsibilities.

The video is part of a series developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council to celebrate International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

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2012-08-20

What Would You Say to Someone Thinking of Going Back to School? [Video - 4:36] (2012)

This video features adult learners and adult educators offering advice and encouragement to anyone thinking of going back to school.

The learners talk about the satisfaction they felt in discovering new things and realizing that age is no barrier to learning. Some of the learners talk about how their education has given them a chance to help preserve their Aboriginal language.

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2012-08-14

What inspired you to become an adult educator? [Video - 4:01] (2012)

Prepared by the Northwest Territories (NWT) Literacy Council, this short video is part of a series celebrating International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

In this video, a community college instructor describes how she was inspired to become an educator in order to preserve the knowledge of Gwich’in, considered one of the most endangered Aboriginal languages.

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2012-08-10

What continues to inspire you as an adult educator? [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This short video is part of a series developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council to celebrate International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW) 2012.

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2012-08-02

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