Personal experiences

Recognition Awards for Adult Literacy - 2009 (2009)

Submissions

These awards are sponsored by a partnership of Quebec adult literacy and adult education organizations. This booklet features the two winning entries, one chosen from among learners in community programs and one from among students in programs offered by school boards.

The booklet also includes all the submissions received from learners and students. All of them describe how learning to read and write has changed their lives.

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2010-06-15

Adults Living with Limited Literacy and Chronic Illness: Patient Education Experiences (2010)

Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 4(1),24-33

This study investigates how Canadians with limited literacy skills make sense of their patient-education experiences. The authors cite a Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) study indicating that 60 per cent of Canadians don’t have sufficient skills to manage their health and their health-care needs. That can mean difficulty in taking medications correctly or using health services effectively.

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2010-04-14

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

Success Stories - Determined to Learn (2009)

Celebrating 2009 International Adult Learners' Week

This Special Edition Newsletter, Success Stories: Determined to Learn, was created by the PEI Literacy Alliance to celebrate International Adult Learners Week. It contains the personal stories of ten learners as well as brief information about Essential Skills. These stories were also published in The Guardian and Journal Pioneers newspapers during International Adult Learners Week.

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2009-03-20

Roses I've Read (1991)

This book is a collection of stories by adult learners in the Rabbittown Learners' Program. It was produced by learners and tutors in the Rabbittown program and is used as reading material for learners in other literacy programs.

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2009-03-02

To Succeed in Life, You Need Three Things: A Wishbone, A Backbone, A Funny bone (2008)

A Collection of Student Articles

This resource is a collection of sixteen short essays written by adult learners attending the Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development. The title, To Succeed in Life, You Need Three Things: a Wishbone, a Backbone, a Funny Bone, is quote from actress and singer Reba McEntire. In their essays, the students reflect on this quote and how it applies to their own lives.

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2008-09-05

Living and Learning (2006)

Essential Skills Success Stories

Taking time to work on Essential Skills often leads to success in the workplace and at home. It offers workers a bright future, while greatly improving day-to-day life. Essential Skills help people to carry out different tasks, give them a starting point for learning other skills, and help them adjust to change. This booklet includes six real stories about Canadian workers who have taken time to work on their Essential Skills.

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2008-04-15

The Way In (2006)

Word on the Prairie - Photo Essays of Real Lives

This book combines photos and personal essays by six individuals who have at some point in their lives been involved in literacy and learning programs. Each of these people found their way to literacy programs along different life paths. This book does not reflect the lives of all literacy students, but rather it is a ‘snapshot’ of these six people’s lives.

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2008-03-19

Opening Doors (1992)

Thoughts and Experiences of Community Literacy Workers in Alberta

This document is a collection of thoughts and experiences of community literacy workers in Alberta and includes some of the history of the grassroots literacy movement in Alberta.

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2007-08-13

The Sky's the Limit (2006)

A Human Resource User Guide Targeting a Specific Client Group

This Human Resource User Guide focuses entirely on a target client group that have specific barriers to entering/re-entering the local labour market (i.e. minimal education, limited work experience, low self-esteem/confidence, social barriers, etc).

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2006-06-15

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