Learner opinions

The Learning Side of the Equation (2010)

ABE/Literacy Students Explore Effective Teaching

The author of this document, a teacher of Adult Basic Education (ABE) and literacy, has interviewed learners about what they consider effective teaching.

The subjects answered questions about how they ended up in ABE programs; whether they could recall good teachers they had encountered; how they would describe their style of learning; and what they would do if they were given the chance to design an ABE program.

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2011-12-09

Exploring Participatory Approaches within Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs in Canada (2009)

Prepared as a requirement for a master of arts degree at Alberta’s Athabasca University, this thesis offers a qualitative approach to research on adult literacy.

The author focuses on participatory literacy education, which is based on the belief that learners themselves should be at the centre of literacy instruction, defining their own needs and working out approaches to meeting those needs.

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2010-03-31

Strategic Plan (2008)

2008 - 2013

The Board of Directors of the National Indigenous Literacy Association (NILA) represents First Nations people, Metis people, and Inuit people from coast to coast. Through provincial representation as well as representation in all stakeholder groups, NILA is poised to respond to the vision of eradicating illiteracy in its communities.

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2009-07-07

Our Side of the Mountain - 2008 (2008)

Collected Writings of Adult Learners

Our side of the Mountain is a collection of stories, poems and ideas written by adult students of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County. This is the ninth edition of this publication..

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2009-02-16

Celebrating the Right to Learn! (2008)

Adult Learners Celebrate Their Right to Learn and Freedom of Expression

This document is a collection of writings by adult learners in Nova Scotia. In celebration of International Adult Learners’ Week 2008, Literacy Nova Scotia collected submissions from adult learners across the province who wanted to celebrate their right to learn and their freedom of expression by writing about the learning journeys they had undertaken as adults.

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2008-08-20

Taking Part: Encouragement For and From Saskatchewan Adult Learners (2008)

In November 2007, adult learners from across Saskatchewan met in Saskatoon as a part of the Saskatchewan Literacy Network Fall Conference for several adult learner workshops. These workshops focused on the importance of setting goals and fine tuning communication skills for success in life. This document describes the following three workshops that took place:
- How to Speak Your Truths So Others Will Hear;

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2008-05-08

Innovative Approaches ... and Promising Directions (2006)

Meeting the Needs of Underrepresented Populations in College Academic Upgrading Programs

In an effort to examine the practices and structures currently in place in Academic Upgrading Programs on which future initiatives can be built, the College Sector Committee for Academic Upgrading (CSC) launched the Innovative Approaches and Promising Directions project with the support of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

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2006-05-30

Report: Adult Learners, What Do You Think? (N.D.)

Over 150 learners from 10 regions of Canada responded to questions posed by the Learners Advisory Network, Movement for Canadian Literacy (MCL). The information was compiled to reflect the learning experiences of those surveyed and to offer their advice.

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2003-04-25

The Reason I Joined this Program (1998)

Creating a Database of Learner Goals for Program Planning

This report helps you create a database of learner goals for program planning. It describes a project undertaken in North York to survey learners about their reasons for attending literacy programs. The data was entered into a database, where it was examined and grouped according to various criteria. The findings are presented, along with the complete texts of the learner's goal statements.

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1998-01-01
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