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General Studies in Learning & Work
and Survey Analyses


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Livingstone, D.W. (2002). The Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning in the New Economy: National and Case Study Perspectives. WALL Working Paper No. 1 [PDF]

 

Livingstone, D. W.; Stowe, S.; and Raykov, M. (2003). Annotated Bibliography on the Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning. WALL Working Paper No. 2 [PDF]

 

Livingstone, D.W. (2003). Hidden Dimensions of Work and Learning: The Significance of Unpaid Work and Informal Learning in Global Capitalism. WALL Working Paper No. 3 [PDF]

 

Livingstone, D.W. (2004). The Learning Society: Past, Present and Future Views (2004 R.W.B. Jackson Lecture) [PDF]

 

Livingstone, D.W. (2005). Expanding Conception of Work and Learning: Recent Research and Policy Implications, in International Handbook of Educational Policy Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education, Vol. 13. Bascia, N.; Cumming, A.; Datnow, A.; Leithwood, K.; and Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

 

Livingstone, D.W. and Raykov, M. (2005). Union Influence on Worker Education and Training in Canada in Tough Times. Just Labour, vol. 5 (Winter 2005).

 

Livingstone, D.W. (2005). Exploring Adult Learning and Work in Advanced Capitalist Society. October 2005 PASCAL Hot Topic [PDF].

 

Livingstone, D.W. (2005). Basic Findings of the 2004 Canadian Learning and Work Survey. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Livingstone, D.W. and Eichler, Margrit. (2005). Mapping The Field of Lifelong (Formal and Informal) Learning and (Paid and Unpaid) Work. Joint keynote address to the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Raykov, Milosh and Livingstone, D.W. (2005). Canadian Apprenticeship and Effect of Union Membership Status: Trend Analysis 1991-2002. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Ahmadi-Bidheni, Eynolah. (2006). Current Employment Conditions and Learning Practices of Canadian Immigrant Workers: An Analysis of the WALL 2004 National Survey. Presentation to the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Livingstone, D.W. (2006). The Education-Jobs Gap Revisited: Current Research on Underemployment and Work Alternatives. Presentation, OISE Faculty Speakers' Series.

 

Livingstone, D.W. and Myers, Douglas. (2006). Interest in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition in Canada: National Survey and Personal Views. Presentation to the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Livingstone, D.W.; Raykov, Milosh; Weststar, Johanna; Lordan, Meredith; Radsma, Marion; Wilson, Olivia; Officer, Sandria; and Pankhurst, Ken. (2006). Job Requirements and Workers’ Learning Practices: Survey and Five Case Studies Profiles of the Ontario Labour Force. Presentation to the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Livingstone, D.W. and Stowe, Susan. (2007). Work Time and Learning Activities of the Continuously Employed: A Longitudinal Analysis, 1998-2004. Journal of Workplace Learning (19)1: 17-31.

 

Myles, John and Myers, Karen. (2007). Who Gets What and Why? Answers From Sociology. American Behavioral Scientist (50)5: 579-583.

 

Doray, Pierre and Livingstone, D.W. (2008) Entre la pyramide et l’iceberg. les figures de la participation à l’éducation des adultes.

 


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Specific Case studies

At Risk Worker Focus:

 

Women’s Alternative and Informal Learning Pathways to Jobs in Information Technology
Jen Liptrot (Advocates for Community-Based Training and Education for Women-ACTEW), and Shauna Butterwick (University of British Columbia)

 

Butterwick, Shauna. (2003). Missing in Action: Women's Alternate and Informal IT Learning. Paper presented at the First Annual Conference of the Centre for Work and Learning, University of Alberta.

 

Butterwick, Shauna and Jubas, Kaela. (2005). The Accidental IT Worker: Women's Informal/Alternative Pathways to IT Jobs. The Learning Edge, newsletter of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, May, p. 16.

 

Butterwick, Shauna. (2005). Getting the Word Out: Findings, Analysis and Presentations. University of British Columbia, August 15, Update 4.

 

Butterwick, Shauna; Jubas, Kaela; Zhu, Hong; and Liptrot, Jen. (2006). Intuiting, Socializing and Playing Around: Women’s Stories of Informal Learning in the Information Technology Field. Presentation to the annual Adult Education Research Conference (AERC).

 

Butterwick, Shauna; Jubas, Kaela; Zhu, Hong; and Liptrot, Jen. (2006). L/Earning a Living: Practices and Recognition of Women’s On-the-Job Learning in the Information Technology Field. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Butterwick, Shauna; Jubas, Kaela; Zhu, Hong; and Liptrot, Jen. (2006). Reaching the End — Where are We Now? Where to From Here? University of British Columbia, July, Update 5.

 

Butterwick, Shauna and Harper, Lynette. (2006). An ‘Inter-cultural’ View of Community-Academic Partnerships: Tales from the Field. Presented at the 36th Annual SCUTREA (Standing Council on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults) Conference, July.

 

Zhu, Hong. (2006). Education & Women’s Career Choices: Findings from a Case Study on Women’s Informal Learning Pathways to IT Work. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

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Doing Disability at the Bank: Discovering the Work and Informal Learning/Teaching Done by Disabled Bank Employees
Kathryn Church, Melanie Panitch and Catherine Frazee (Ryerson University) with RBC Financial

 

Bowman, Victoria. (2006). Disability–Work–Learning Annotated Bibliography. Research team: Kathryn Church, Melanie Panitch, Catherine Frazee, Tracy Luciani.

 

Church, Kathryn. (2006). Doing Disability at the Bank: 2006 Project "Snapshot". Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

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Labour Education: Action Research from an Equality Perspective
Nancy Jackson (OISE/UT), and Winnie Ng (Canadian Labour Congress)

 

Gairey, Jawara; Ng, Winnie; Martin, D'Arcy; and Jackson, Nancy. (2006). The Challenges of Educating for Equality in Unions. Final text of WALL case study.

 

Labour Education Centre (LEC) and the Centre for the Study of Education and Work (CSEW). (2007). Integrating Equity, Addressing Barriers: Innovative Learning Practices by Unions. Funded by the Work and Learning Knowledge Centre, Canadian Council on Learning.

Report in English

Report in French

 

 

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Immigrant Workers Learning to Labour in Canada: Rights and Organizing Strategies
Eric Shragge (Concordia University), with the Immigrant Workers Centre (Montreal)

 

Shragge, Eric; Jordan, Steve; Hanley, Jill; Posner, Lauren; Luciano, Marco; and Baltodano, Charlotte. (2004). Learning to Resist-Immigrant Workers' Experiences. Preliminary project report.

 

Hanley, Jill and Shragge, Eric. (2005). Economic Security for Women with Precarious Immigration Status: Ensuring Labour Rights for All. Presentation to conference, Imagining Public Policy to Meet Women's Economic Security Needs, October 13-15.

 

Hanley, Jill and Shragge, Eric. (2006). Justice for Immigrant Workers! Canadian Dimension, May-June.

 

Shragge, Eric; Hanley, Jill; Jordan, Steve; Baltodano, Charlotte; Singh, Jaggi; Stiegman, Martha; and Choudry, Aziz. (2006). Community University Research Partnerships - A Critical Reflection and an Alternative Experience. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Choudry, Aziz and Shragge, Eric. (2007). Constructing Immigrant Workers: Adaptation and Resistance. Paper presented at Fear, the City and Political Mobilization conference, INRS, April 16-17.


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Sectoral Focus:

 

Organizational Change and Worker Learning in Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
Paul Bélanger (Université de Québec à Montréal), with Pharmabio Developpement

 

Bélanger, Paul. (2004). Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industry Case Studies. Preliminary project report.

 

Bélanger, Paul and Larivière, Maryse. (2005). The Dynamics of Workplace Learning in the Knowledge Economy: Organizational Change, Knowledge Transfer and Learning in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Bélanger, Paul; Daniau, Stéphane; et Larivière, Maryse. (2007). La formation continue dans un secteur d’activité à haute intensité de savoir : les entreprises biopharmaceutiques. Final project report.

 

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Technological Change and Worker Learning
Peter H. Sawchuk (OISE/UT), with the Canadian Union of Public Employees

 

Bratton, J.; Helms-Mills, J.; Pyrch, T.; and Sawchuk, P. (2003). Unions and Workplace Learning, from Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction, Toronto: Garamond Press.

 

Sawchuk, Peter H. (2003). Coping with Change in the Ontario Public Sector: The Importance of Participatory Design in The Changing Face of Work and Learning Conference (Sept 25-27th), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (pp.181-186).

 

Hennessy, Trish and Sawchuk, Peter. (2003) Worker Responses to Technological Change in the Canadian Public Sector: Issues of Learning and Labour Process. Journal of Workplace Learning 15(7/8): 19-25.

 

Sawchuk, Peter. (2005). Information and Communication Technologies and Workplace Learning: The Contested Terrain of Legislation, Policies, Programs and Practice, in International Handbook of Educational Policy Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education, Vol. 13. Bascia, N., Cumming, A, Datnow, A., Leithwood, K., Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

 

Sawchuk, Peter. (2005). A 'Use-Value Thesis' on the Labour/Learning Process: Re-assessments and Expansion of Conceptual Resources. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Fennessey, Barbara and Smith, Warren. (2006). The Human Factor in Technological Change at Stelco: A Union Leader's Perspective. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Sawchuk, Peter. (2006). Bringing Inter-cultural Clashes of Knowledge Production into View: the Case of Organizational Change and Participatory Design in Social Benefits Work in Canada. Presented at the 36th Annual SCUTREA (Standing Council on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults) Conference, July.

 

Sawchuk, Peter. (2007). A Canadian Union Perspective on Education and Citizenship: The Role of Immigrant Experience of Labour Markets and Work. Forthcoming, Education and Citizenship (Brazil).

 

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The Effects of Changing Working Conditions and Government Policy on Canadian Teachers Formal and Informal Learning Practices
Harry Smaller (York University), Rosemary Clark (Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation), and David Livingstone (OISE/UT), with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Alberta Teachers Association, and the Canadian Teachers Federation

 

Smaller, Harry. (2005). Teacher Informal Learning and Teacher Knowledge: Theory, Practice and Policy, in International Handbook of Educational Policy Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education, Vol. 13. Bascia, N.; Cumming, A.; Datnow, A.; Leithwood, K.; and Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

 

Smaller, Harry; Tarc, Paul; Antonelli, Fabrizio; Clark, Rosemary; Hart, Doug; and Livingstone, David. (2005). Canadian Teachers’ Learning Practices and Workload Issues: Results from a National Teacher Survey and Follow-Up Focus Groups. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Clark, Rosemary. (2006). Impact of Research on Education Policy and Teachers’ Lives in Canada. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Pollock, Katina. (2006). Access to the Teaching Profession: Internationally Educated Teachers (IETs) Experiences. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Tarc, Paul; Smaller, Harry; and Antonelli, Fabrizio. (2006). Illuminating Teachers’ Informal Learning: Shaping Professional Development and Schooling Reform. Paper presented at the annual American Educational Research Association.

 

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Skill Acquisition and Labour Market Experience of At Risk Workers in Steel, Light Manufacturing and Nursing Homes
Anil Verma (University of Toronto), with Jorge Garcia-Orgales (United Steel Workers of America Canada)

 

Mann, Sara and Verma, Anil. (2006). Do High-Performance Work Practices Predict Training Culture? Presentation to Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

 

Verma, Anil and Mann, Sara. (2006). Learning Among Lower Wage and At-Risk Workers:The Roles of Personal, Organizational and Social Resources. WALL case study report.

 

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Unpaid Work/Transition Focus:

 

Critical Transitions Between Work and Learning Projects throughout the Life Course
Pierre Doray and Paul Bélanger (Université du Québec à Montréal)

 

Bélanger, Paul; Biron, Élaine; Cloutier, Simon; Doray, Pierre; and West, Karima. (2005). Biographical Transitions and Lifelong Learning: Preliminary Findings. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Bélanger, Paul; Doray, Pierre; Levesque, Mireille; et Labonté, Anik. (2005). Les adultes en formation : les logiques de participation. Québec, Ministère de l’Emploi, Solidarité sociale et Famille, CIRST, CIRDEP. Pour plus d'information: http://www.uqam.ca/nouvelles/2005/05-087.htm

 

Gagnon, Lucie and Doray, Pierre. (2005). Corporate Training and the Knowledge Society: A Re-examination of Factors Influencing Participation. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Bélanger, Paul; Biron, Élaine; Doray, Pierre; Cloutier, Simon; and Meyer, Olivier. (2006). The Socially Structured Possibility to Pilot One’s Transition. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Bélanger, Paul; Doray, Pierre; Biron, Élaine; Cloutier, Simon; and Meyer, Olivier. (2006). Correcting Inequality in Adult Education Participation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Biron, Élaine; Doray, Pierre; Bélanger, Paul; Cloutier, Simon; et Meyer, Olivier. (2006). L’éducation des adultes et les travailleurs âgés face à la retraite (Adult Learning for Older and Retired Workers). Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Cloutier, Simon; Doray, Pierre; Bélanger, Paul; Biron, Élaine; et Meyer, Olivier. (2006). Transitions professionnelles et éducation des adultes (includes English abstract: Professional Transitions and Formal/Informal Adult Learning). Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Meyer, Olivier; Biron, Élaine; Doray, Pierre; Bélanger, Paul; et Cloutier, Simon. (2006). Immigration, apprentissage et intégration sociale (Learning, Immigration and Social Integration). Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

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Housework and Care Work: Sites for Lifelong Learning
Margrit Eichler (OISE/UT), with Mothers Are Women (MAW)

 

Eichler, Margrit. (2005). The Other Half (or More) of the Story: Unpaid Household and Care Work and Lifelong Learning, in International Handbook of Educational Policy Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education, Vol. 13. Bascia, N.; Cumming, A.; Datnow, A.; Leithwood, K.; and Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

 

Eichler, Margrit. (2005). Unpaid Housework and Lifelong Learning. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Liu, Willa Lichun. (2005). New Home, New Learning: Chinese Immigrants, Unpaid Housework, and Care Work. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Liu, Willa Lichun. (2006). Exploring the Emotional Dimensions of Household Work: Chinese Immigrants’ Perspective. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Liu, Willa Lichun. (2007). Unveiling the Invisible Learning from Unpaid Household Work: Survey on Work and Lifelong Learning. Presented at Learning In Community: Joint International Conference of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)/ l'Association Canadienne pour l'Étude de l'Éducation des Adultes (ACÉÉA), June.

 

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The Informal Learning of Volunteer Workers
Daniel Schugurensky (OISE/UT), with Advocates for Community-Based Training and Education for Women (ACTEW), the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC), and the Ontario Region of the Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada (OCHFC)

 

Schugurensky, Daniel and Mündel, Karsten. (2005). Volunteer Work and Learning: Hidden Dimensions of Labour Force Training, in International Handbook of Educational Policy Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education, Vol. 13. Bascia, N.; Cumming, A.; Datnow, A.; Leithwood, K.; and Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

 

Schugurensky, Daniel; Slade, Bonnie; and Luo, Yang. (2005). "Can Volunteer Work Help Me Get a Job in my Field?": On Learning, Immigration and Labour Markets. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Duguid, Fiona; Slade, Bonnie; and Schugurensky, Daniel. (2006). Significant yet Unrecognized: The Informal Learning of Volunteers in Two Settings. Presentation to the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) National Conference, May.

 

Schugurensky, Daniel. (2006). Strategies to Elicit Informal Learning and Tacit Knowledge: Methodological Notes from the Field. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Duguid, Fiona; Slade, Bonnie; and Schugurensky, Daniel. (2006). Unpaid Work, Informal Learning and Volunteer Cultures. Presented at the 36th Annual SCUTREA (Standing Council on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults) Conference, July.

 

Duguid, Fiona; Mündel, Karsten; and Schugurensky, Daniel. (2007). Learning to Build Sustainable Communities through Volunteer Work in Urban and Rural Settings: Insights from Four Case Studies. Presented at Learning In Community: Joint International Conference of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)/ l'Association Canadienne pour l'Étude de l'Éducation des Adultes (ACÉÉA), June.

 

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The School-to-Work Youth Transition Process
Alison Taylor (University of Alberta) Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta


Heinz, Walter R. and Taylor, Alison. (2005).
Learning and Work Transition Policies in a Comparative Perspective: Canada and Germany, in International Handbook of Educational Policy Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education, Vol. 13. Bascia, N.; Cumming, A.; Datnow, A.; Leithwood, K.; and Livingstone, D. (Eds.)

 

Krahn, Harvey and Taylor, Alison. (2005). Resilient Teenagers: Explaining the High Educational Aspirations of Visible Minority Immigrant Youth in Canada and Resilient Teenagers: Figures and Tables. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 6(3/4): 405-434.

 

Taylor, Alison. (2005). ‘Re-culturing’ Students and Selling Futures: School-To-Work Policy in Ontario, Journal of Education and Work 1(3): 321–340.

 

Taylor, Alison. (2005). ‘Bright Lights’ and ‘Twinkies’: Career Pathways in an Education Market. Journal of Education Policy, 21(1): 35-57.

 

Taylor, Alison and Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie. (2005). Building a Future for High School Students in the Trades. Presented at the “Future of Lifelong Learning and Work” Conference, Toronto, June.

 

Taylor, Alison. (2006). The Challenges of Partnership in School-to-Work Transition. Final version in press, Journal of Vocational Education and Training.

 

Taylor, Alison and Steinhauer, Evelyn. (2006). Evolving Constraints and Personal “Choices”: Understanding the Pathways of Students in First Nations Communities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Research Network on Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL), June.

 

Taylor, Alison. (2007). Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: An Overview of High School Initiatives. Pathways to the Labour Market Series – No|3. Canadian Policy Research Networks.

 

Related presentation: Saunders, Ron and de Broucker, Patrice. (2007). Background of the Pathways Project and findings to date. Canadian Policy Research Networks.

 

Taylor, Alison and Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie. (2007). Expansive Learning Through High School Apprenticeship: Opportunities and Limits. Journal of Education and Work, 20(1): 27–44.

 

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Unless specified otherwise, the research for these papers was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

 

 

 

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