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Research associate for the case study "The School-to-Work Youth Transition Process"


Dr. Susan (Sue) M. Brigham has consulted for the World Bank and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Philippine government; conducted research for the Research Centre for Education and Innovation, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal; and has recently completed a study on migrant workers in the global economy in the Philippines and Hong Kong. Sue taught in Ireland, Kuwait, and in Canada (BC, NB, and AB) and for the past eleven years has been teaching in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. For over a year, Sue has been Assistant Professor at Athabasca University (in the Masters of Distance Education program).

Her research interests include school-work youth transitions, school choice reforms, adult education, international / intercultural education, critical feminist pedagogy, and migrant labour issues. Sue has published and presented her research in Canada and the United States on a wide range of topics related to education.

Presently, Sue is a Research Associate with the University of Alberta. She is conducting research with Dr. Alison Taylor on school-work youth transition (SWT) programs. They are doing a comparative examination of relevant policies and practices within the K-12 education systems in Ontario and Alberta. She is also currently researching with the Community-University Partnership for the Study of Children, Youth and Families on a project that investigates school choice and accountability in Canada.

Sue is also editorial assistant for the International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction.

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