Learner profiles

Rock Brisson : Yukon Learner Series (2008)

This book is part of a series published by the Yukon Literacy Coalition, focusing on people who overcame hardships to learn to read.

The learner profiled here grew up in foster homes and had changed schools 10 times by the time he was 13. He left school and turned to alcohol. He eventually stopped drinking and worked hard to provide for his family, successfully hiding the fact that he couldn’t read or write.

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2011-05-03

Assessing Apprenticeship Outcomes (2011)

Building a Case for Pursuing and Completing an Apprenticeship

The goal of this project was to assess the outcomes of apprentices, and compare those outcomes with the outcomes of individuals who did not complete an apprenticeship; graduates of other college programs; and individuals who did not pursue any postsecondary training.

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2011-03-18

Write On! Magazine, Spring 2010 (2010)

Volume 20 No 2

The goal of this magazine is to showcase the work of adult learners and practitioners. This issue includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Among the personal memoirs in this issue is one young woman’s story of her struggle to break the cycle of alcohol abuse in her family. There is also an account of the relocation of a Dene community in Manitoba.

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2010-06-01

Write On! Magazine, May 2009 (2009)

Volume 19 No 2

The goal of this magazine is to showcase the work of adult learners and practitioners. This issue includes an interview with a teacher in Manitoba’s Newcomer Literacy Initiative and a feature on Aboriginal actor Adam Beach.

Learner writings in this issue include an article on powwows; an essay about the decision to become a parent; and one man’s recollections of his move from Costa Rica to Winnipeg.

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2010-05-26

Write On! Magazine, January 2009 (2009)

Volume 19 No 1

The goal of this magazine is to showcase the work of adult learners and practitioners. This issue includes feature stories about a Nigerian immigrant who is attending school for the first time and about innovative adult education programs.

Learner writings in this issue include one woman’s literacy story, some personal recollections, poems and creative fiction.

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2010-05-21

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

Survey of French-language research on adult learning in Canada: 1997-2007 (2008)

This document is a survey of the state of French-language research on adult learning in Canada based on the 227 research data entries selected. These entries provide access either to documents easily accessible online or to print materials available from the CDÉACF.

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2009-06-12

Profiles of Excellence (2008)

Champions and learners in municipal workplace programs

In this report, the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) presents five champions of municipal workplace learning and five learners. The champions are municipal managers who inspired their staff as well as Council members to take up the challenge of supporting adult learning. The learners are municipal workers whose accomplishments have helped others to return to learning.

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2008-12-15

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

English-as-a-Second Language Tutor Training Kit - Facilitator Training Manual (2003)

A Learner-Centered Approach to Tutoring Adult ESL Learners

This manual is designed for facilitators of training programs for volunteer English as a Second Language tutors. The author has devised a program of eight sessions, each requiring two to three hours to complete. Sessions can be adapted for one-on-one use and the order of the sessions can be rearranged.

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2004-06-07

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