Mature students

Deanna Richard, Winner of a scholarship "Je ne lâche pas, je gagne !" [Video - 4:25] (2013)

This video features a 55-year-old Quebec woman who has recently completed high school and is now looking forward to studying at Montreal’s Concordia University.

She enrolled at the Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre, southwest of Montreal, at the same time one of her eight children was completing his secondary studies there.

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2014-04-08

Work Ready Tools – Challenges Faced by Mature Workers Looking for Employment (2009)

This document is one of a series of tools developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) for use by human resources professionals who are helping immigrants find employment.

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2013-11-19

Work Ready Tools – Case Studies (2009)

The series Work Ready Tools was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) for use by human resources professionals working with immigrants seeking employment.

This document presents case studies of three immigrants who faced challenges in finding appropriate employment in Canada.

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2013-11-13

Going Back to School: Choices for Adult Learners in Manitoba (2012)

This guide explains the options available to adults who want to return to school in Manitoba. The information is presented in a question-and-answer format, covering such topics as why an adult would want to return to school; options for new Canadians; and the availability of classes throughout the province.

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2013-01-16

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

The Benefits of PLAR in Canadian Universities [Video - 3:24] (2008)

This brief video focuses on Canada-wide efforts to ensure the quality of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in the university setting.

The video includes interviews with some of the people involved in bringing together university representatives to discuss their concerns about PLAR and how to make sure that it is an academically reliable, rigorous process.

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2011-06-03

New Skills, New Confidence (2011)

Submissions to Adult Learners' Week Contest: April 2 - 9, 2011

This document brings together the 74 submissions received for Literacy Nova Scotia’s fourth annual International Adult Learners’ Week contest.

The contest was the culmination of six writing workshops conducted for Literacy Nova Scotia in communities around the province. The contest was also open to learners from other adult learning, English as a Second Language, seniors’ and workplace programs, in addition to workshop participants.

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2011-04-29

Opening Possibilities Through Learning (2010)

Submissions to Adult Learners' Week Contest, March 1 - 7, 2010

This document contains the approximately 70 submissions received for Literacy Nova Scotia’s third annual International Adult Learners’ Week contest.

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2010-04-07

Case 1: Learners Without Borders (Les apprenants sans frontières) (2008)

Transgressing the Formal and Informal Learning Boundaries

In 2003, workers at the Winnipeg plant of Boeing Canada Technology asked for the opportunity to earn their high school diploma through courses offered in the workplace. Subsequently, the Boeing Mature Student Diploma program was developed. In this case study, the author explores the learning journey of workers participating in this program.

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2008-02-14
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