Personal narratives

Learning Curves, Twists, and Turns (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect information and stories about both teaching and learning in adult literacy.

The author describes both the frustrations and the joys of undertaking a project in Bolivia, where she had to adjust to a new culture and learn a new language. Everything she had once taken for granted was no longer valid or easy.

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2014-01-16

Anxiety in the Maths Classroom (2013)

The author of this document teaches communications courses in an academic upgrading program at a college in Toronto, Ontario. She has also researched and written about the impact of violence on the capacity to learn, and is particularly interested in the effects of anxiety on learning.

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2013-09-23

Collection of Texts: Class of 2011 – 2012 (2012)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a non-profit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

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2013-08-23

My Journey to the Learning Centre (2010)

Located in a small community southwest of Montreal in Quebec, the Huntingdon Learning Centre is a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics. It also offers courses in both English and French as a second language for newcomers to the area.

This document describes the experience of one adult learner whose life was changed by the programs offered at the centre.

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2013-05-22

Adult Learner Stories of Success (2013)

This document contains the stories of 10 adult learners whose efforts have been recognized by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB). All tell their stories in their own words.

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2013-05-10

Non-Academic Outcomes, Research among Adult Literacy Learners – ALBE Professional Development Sessions 2009-2010 (2009)

This presentation outlines a study of some of the non-academic outcomes for adults taking part in Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) programs in the Northwest Territories.

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2013-03-15

The Voices of the Reading & Writing Center (2010)

This document features the poetry and prose of adult learners at the Reading and Writing Centre of the Cowichan Campus of Vancouver Island University in British Columbia.

The student writers chose their best work for the collection. The stories and poems were written and edited over weeks or months, and some students also added pictures to accompany their writing.

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2012-10-25

Literacy and digital storytelling [Video – 4:18] (2011)

This brief video describes a workshop that helped a group of literacy instructors, tutors, and students learn to create digital stories.

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2012-09-19

Room of my dreams: Yearbook 2009 (2009)

This document offers examples of writing produced by adult learners taking part in programs offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving Nova Scotia’s capital region.

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2012-09-18

Journeys: Yearbook 2012 (2012)

This is a collection of writings by adult learners taking part in programs offered by the Halifax Community Learning Network (HCLN), a non-profit organization serving that region of Nova Scotia.

Much of the writing revolves around the theme of journeys, in both the literal and figurative senses of the word. One learner wrote about a trip to Toronto, while others have written about their journeys to learning.

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2012-07-20

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