Personal experiences

Our Side of the Mountain - 2011 (2011)

A collection of stories, poems and ideas written down by adult learners of the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County

This is a collection of stories, poems and thoughts written by adult learners involved with the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County, in Nova Scotia.

Some of the contributors have written specifically about their experiences as learners, while others have written about their goals and plans, hobbies; pets, their lives, and people who are important to them.

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2011-05-27

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

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

Reading the Future: Ryan Rolfe [Video - 5:30] (2008)

This five-minute video is part of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

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2011-04-15

Reading the Future: Daisa Allurut [Video - 5:39] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners who explain how improved literacy skills have changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 34-year-old Inuit woman whose first language is Inuktitut. She has two young children and is very aware of the importance of education in providing them with opportunities in life.

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2011-04-08

Reading the Future: Sabrina Jaundoo [Video - 4:15] (2008)

This video, about four minutes in length, is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). The videos feature adult learners discussing how improving their literacy skills broadened their horizons.

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2011-04-01

Reading the Future: Keppel Disney [Video - 5:17] (2008)

This five-minute video is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), featuring adult learners explaining how improving their literacy skills changed their lives.

The subject of this video is a 44-year-old man who grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and, from the beginning, struggled academically in his small rural school. He dropped out of school and eventually ended up in jail.

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2011-03-22

Nonparticipation in Literacy and Upgrading Programs: A National Study (2002)

The author of this document points out that 22 per cent of Canadian adults have seriously compromised literacy skills and a further 26 per cent can cope with written material only when it is presented in clear, simple terms. Yet just five to 10 per cent of potential learners enrol in programs to improve reading, writing or math skills.

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2011-01-18

Final Report on Adults with Literacy Challenges and Adult Immigrants and Refugees: Summary (2007)

This document grew out of a Health and Learning Knowledge Centre (HLKC) consultation organized by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2005. The meeting saw the establishment of working groups to concentrate on health-related issues for identified priority groups, including adults with low literacy skills and immigrants and refugees.

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2011-01-04

Recognition Awards for Adult Literacy - 2008 (2008)

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These awards are sponsored by a partnership of Quebec adult literacy and adult education organizations in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. One winning entry is chosen from among learners in community programs and one is chosen from among students in programs offered by school boards.

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2010-11-05

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