This document is the result of a project undertaken by the Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA) of Nova Scotia. The project was designed to promote adult learning by the sharing of success stories of adult learners.
An anthology of writing by learners in the Toronto Public Library – Adult Literacy Program
Authors: Sandy Squibb
This is a lovely, illustrated book of poems written by an adult learner of Newfoundland. In the FOREWORD of the book, Sandy, who is a thirty-year-old single mother of one, introduces each of her poems and provides the reader with an insight into her past and present and the events which greatly impacted her life.
The poems include: A Child, Dad, My Daughter, Broken Dreams, Elizabeth, A Time for Happiness, Christmas with Lisa Fay, How Long, A Lonely Walk, Nothing's Forever, Sometimes, Dreams to Success, #1 Teacher, Teachers, Thanks, Happy 50th Anniversary, The Way I Want to Be, For My Friend, and Graduation Day.
Authors: Rabbittown Learners' Program
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.
In celebration of World Literacy Day, September 8, 1998, the Calgary John Howard Society Literacy Program is pleased to present this collection of student writings and activities. Sincere congratulations are extended to the writers whose stories and poems are included in this booklet. Reflecting the dedication and hard work of both students and tutors, these poems and stories will be greatly enjoyed. They will serve to inspire and encourage others who strive to gain a voice, and to let their voices be heard.
Realizing the value of active student participation in their own learning and in the programs in which they are a part, it is hoped that this material will serve as a example of and encouragement for the possibilities of such active student participation within correctional institutions and literacy programs throughout Alberta and the rest of Canada. For more information : S. Linda Keam, Literacy Coordinator, Calgary John Howard Society, 917-9 Avenue S.E., Calgary AB T2G 0S5, Tel. (403) 266-4566, Fax (403) 265-2458, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Series: Share the Gift of Stories
Literacy for Life Foundation is proud to share the stories created by children and adults in the Municipal District of Foothills #31 in Alberta. These stories were written on Family Literacy Day - January 27th 2005.
Sharing stories is the best way to help build a literate community. Literacy does not stand alone. It is part of our families and our community. Stories help our children learn about reading and life.
Writings by Adult Learners from Upgrading Programs - 1998-99
This work is a collection of stories and poems written by adult learners. It was produced in memory of a fellow adult learner, Roderick Heffernan, who was part of the Antigonish Adult Upgrading program. The works contained in the collection describe the experiences, trials and triumphs of adult learners in Antigonish and are written in easy to read language that is engaging and motivational.
More information about the book is available through:
Antigonish NS B2G 2S3
Tel: (902) 863-3060
The 2001 edition of the collective writings and artwork from this group of adult learners.
'We hope you enjoy sharing the journey of our Spirit Beyond the Walls'
Series: Yearbook – HCLN
The Halifax Community Learning Network is a community-based initiative funded through the Department of Education’s Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning that offers programs in various locations in the Halifax area. The 2006 yearbook is a collection of stories written by the students participating in these programs. The book also includes messages from various individuals involved in the Network.
This resource contains eight stories appropriate for learners at the English 110 and 120 levels. These stories were either written by adult learners from the Hay River Learning Centre or used in adult literacy classes in the Northwest Territories. The stories that were written by adult learners were made into booklets and illustrated by local artists in the community. The stories range from high 110 to low 120 level. A Fry Readability scale for each story is included.