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Principal Investigator and leader of the WALL Research Network

Dr. David W. Livingstone is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). He was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1943. He holds an Honours B.A. in sociology from the University of British Columbia and a doctorate in social relations from Johns Hopkins University. He is director of the Centre for the Study of Education and Work at OISE/UT and leader of the Social Sciencesand Humanities Research Council-funded research network on the Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), as well as principal investigator of the OISE/UT biennial Survey of Educational Issues.

His current research interests include completion of a long-term ethnographic study of working class learning practices and the related development of an activity theory of adult learning, as well as several other in-depth studies of adults' informal learning practices, and ongoing analyses of underemployment and political consciousness.

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