Papers presented at conferences and invited addresses:

"Organizational Innovativeness: A Conceptual Outline for Comparative Studies". Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, November 1969.

"Alternative Goal Priorities for Education". Paper presented at Festival of Alternatives in Education, Toronto, March 1970.

 

"Methods for Thinking About the Future". Paper presented at Spaceship Earth Seminar, Toronto Public Library, April 1971.

 

"Political Ideologies and Decision‑Making". Paper presented at Secondary Universe IV Conference, Toronto, May 1971.

 

"Alternatives in Higher Education". Invited paper presented at National Seminar on Problems in Higher Education, McMaster University, Hamilton, January 1972.

 

"Theory Building in Comparative Education: A Polemic for an Emergent Approach". Plenary session paper presented at the annual meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society, Boston, March 1972.

 

"Alternative Educational Futures in Canada". Paper presented at annual meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Society, Montreal, June 1972.

 

"Goal Priorities and Images of the Educational Future". Presentation to the annual meeting of the Canadian Educational Research Association, Montreal, June 1972.

 

"Smugness and Survival: A Critical Assessment of Popular Attitudes About Canada's Ecological and Economic Future". Paper presented at the Canadian Survival Institute's Public Hearings on the Draft Canadian Plan for Survival, Toronto, October 1973.

 

"Socio‑Economic Change and Alternative Educational Futures for Canada". Invited paper presented at Seminar on Alternative Education Futures, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, April 1974.

 

"Public Opinion and Public Policy Making in Education". Invited paper presented at the Conference on Population Projections and Related Futures, OISE, November 1974.

 

"Alternative Futures in Education, Politics and Economy. Paper presented at Don Mills Collegiate Institute Futures Week, Toronto, April 1975.

 

"Alternative Futures for Ontario Education". Presentation to Education Policy Seminar, School of Public Administration, Queen's University, April 1975.

 

"Alternative Societal Images and Public Attitudes". Presentation at Spring Futures Festival, Education Futures Ontario, Toronto, May 1975.

 

"Preferred and Probable Socio‑Economic and Educational Futures for Ontario". Presentation at The Educator as Futurist Conference, Sault Ste. Marie, February 1977.

 

"Alternative Economic and Educational Futures in Canada". Presentation to Special Faculty Seminar, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, June 1977.

 

"Images of the Future in Adult Education". Invited paper presented at annual meeting of Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry, Toronto, June 1977.

 

"Secondary Imperialist Political Economies and Educational Reform: Canada and Brazil". Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Mexico City, March 1978.

 

"Class Structure, Ethnicity and Immigration in the Development of 20th Century Canadian Capitalism". Invited paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for South Asian Studies, London, May 1978.

 

"Ecological Crisis and the Institutional Autonomy of Science". Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Society, London, May 1978 (with R.V. Mason).

 

"English Canada and Quebec's Right to Self‑Determination". Speech to Dalhousie Law Society, Halifax, March 1980.

 

"Educating Youth for a Technological Age". Plenary session presentation to " Educational Issues for the 80s", the First OISE Alumni Conference, June 1980.

 

"Educational Ideologies and Public Attitudes in Advanced Capitalism". Paper presented at Symposium on the Production of Social Distinctions in Classrooms: Beyond Passive Analysis, OISE, November 1980, (with D.J.  Hart).

 

"On Class Existence and Intellectuals' Interpretations of Social Reality: A Historical Materialist Perspective". Paper presented to Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Seminar Series, OISE, October 1981.

 

"Changing Educational Attitudes in Capitalist Crisis: The Effects of Class, Gender, Age and Ethnicity". Paper presented to Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Colloquium Series, OISE, March 1982.

 

"On the Political Economy of Education in Ontario". Catalyst speaker at Ideas for Educational Activists Conference, Toronto, May 1982.

 

"On Class and Gender Relations in Advanced Capitalism". Paper presented at Joint Session of Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, and the Society for Socialist Studies, Ottawa, June 1982.

 

"Popular Images of Canada's Future: Alternative Institutional Forms and Class Preferences". Paper presented at the Canadian Cultural Futures Conference, Annual Meeting of Canadian Association for Futures Studies, Vancouver, August 1982.

 

"The Many Publics of the High School: An Ontario Profile". Invited keynote presentation to East York Professional Development Day, Overlea Secondary School, November 1982.

 

"Technical Skill Requirements, Working Class Opportunities and Ontario Educational Futures". Brief submitted to the New Democratic Party Task Force on Educational Policy, February 1983.

 

"School and Work: Public Preferences for Alternative Futures". Invited paper presented at President's Conference on University Education Twenty Years Hence: Substance and Symbolism, York University, March 1983.

 

"The Changing Class Structure and Class Consciousness in Organic Crisis". Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association, Vancouver, June 1983.

 

"Educational Futures: Resource Constraints, Alternative Models, and Public Preferences". Keynote address to 14th annual OISE Summer Visitation Program for Education Officials, July 1983.

 

"Economic Crisis and Program Alternatives". Invited presentation to Principals' Course, York University, July 1983.

 

"Public Confidence in Education". Speech to Toronto chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, March 1984.

"Class, Consciousness and Public Issues". Paper presented at the Fifth Conference of Workers and Their Communities, Toronto, May 1984.

 

"Job Skills and Schooling". Paper presented at Transitions to Work Conference, University of Manitoba, May 9, 1984.

 

"Social Crisis and Educational Re-organization: Elite Initiative and Popular Response". Presentation in Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Public Lecture Series, November 28, 1984.

 

"School Closures and Future Resource Constraints: Economic and Demographic Factors". Brief presented to Peel Board of Education, February 7, 1985.

 

"Organizational Futures for Ontario Education". Talk to Principals' Course, York University, April 2, 1985.

 

"Socialism and Exterminism". Talk in Global Peace and Social Justice Seminar Series, April 16, 1985.

 

"Class and Class Consciousness in Advanced Capitalism". Lecture series at Marxist Institute, Toronto, May/June, 1985.

 

"Public Attitudes Toward the School: What Do We Need To Know?". Series of workshops at North York Headmasters' Conference, Pinestone Inn, October 7‑9, 1985.

 

"The Relevance of the School in Today's Society". Presentation to International Youth Year Conference, Etobicoke Secondary School Presidents' Council, Vincent Massey Centre, Etobicoke, December 10, 1985.

 

Discussant, Double Session on " Class and Race in Education", 30th Anniversary Conference of Comparative and International Education Society, Toronto, March 14, 1986.

 

"Class and Class Consciousness in Steeltown". Paper presented at Sixth Conference on Workers and Their Communities, University of Ottawa, May 10, 1986.

 

"Compensatory Educational Reforms: Limits and Alternatives". Talk at Metropolitan Toronto School Board Conference on Compensatory Education Policy, May 27, 1986.

 

"Current Public Attitudes and Educational Policy Options in Ontario". Special presentation to Association of Large School Boards of Ontario, Peel Board of Education, February 20, 1987.

 

"Class Recomposition, Class Consciousness and Crisis in Advanced Capitalism: A Canadian Perspective". Presentation to Colloquium, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, March 6, 1987.

 

"Gender Ideologies at Work: Gender Consciousness and Paid in Steelworker Households". Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, McMaster University, June 3, 1987, (w. M. Luxton).

 

"School and Work Linkages: Inner City Alternatives". Presentation to the First National Conference on Inner City Education, Toronto, November 23, 1987.

 

"Educational Cost and Quality: Critique and Alternatives". Plenary presentation to Conference on Recent Research on Financing Education from Daycare to Youth and Adult Continuing Education, OISE, February 26, 1988.

 

"Class Position and Class Consciousness in Steeltown". Paper presented at annual meeting of Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Windsor, June, 1988 (w. J.M. Mangan).

 

"Class Theories and Class Consciousness". Paper presented at Department of Sociology, Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, May 25, 1989.

 

"Enterprise Restructuring and Class Struggle in the Steel Industry: A Canadian Case Study". Paper presented at Department of Sociology, University of Newcastle, Australia, June 1, 1989.

 

"Feet in Both Camps: Household Classes". Paper presented at annual meeting of Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Victoria, May 28, 1990. (with E. Asner)

 

"Deciphering Underemployment". Paper presented at annual meeting of Canadian Society for Study of Education, University of Victoria, June 3, 1990. (with R. Bowd).

 

"Enterprise Restructuring and Multi-Skilling". Paper presented at Plenary Session of Ontario Federation of Labour Conference on Training, Toronto, October 26, 1990.

 

"The Struggle Over Really Useful Knowledge: Employers' and Workers' Agendas". Paper presented at National Conference on Working Knowledge: Labour and Learning in the 21st Century, Vancouver Community College, May 11, 1991.

 

"Global Competition and Democratic Education for Children". Paper presented at Conference on the State of the Child in Ontario, Toronto, May 30, 1991.

 

"Destreaming in Ontario's Schools".  Presentation to Public meeting with Minister of Education, OISE, July 18, 1991.

 

"Underemployment in a Permanent Education Culture". Paper presented at SSHRC Transition from School to Work Conference, Toronto, October 4-5, 1991.

 

"Implications of Economic, Demographic and Social Issues on Provincial, Municipal and School Board Budgets". Keynote speech to Ontario Teachers' Federation Forum on Education Finance, Toronto, January 9, 1992.

 

"Political Agendas, Public Issues and Polls: Enhancing Educational Democracy". Presentation to Ontario Public School Board Association Conference on Public Opinion in Education, Toronto, January 16, 1992.

 

"Closing the Education-Jobs Gap". Notes for Policy Research Workshop on School to Work Transitions, Youth Affairs Secretariat, Secretariat of and Immigration Canada, Mississauga, June 27, 1992.

 

"The Case for Destreaming". Presentation to a Public Forum on Destreaming, OISE Auditorium, January 20, 1993.

 

"Common Agendas?: Public Opinion and Trustees' Policy Options". Speech to Metrowide Trustees' Seminar on the Royal Commission on Learning, Metropolitan Toronto Board of Education, September 14, 1993.

 

"Total Quality Management; A Comparative Assessment". Speech to Canadian Union of Public Employees' Conference on Workplace Restructuring, Westbury Hotel, Toronto, September 25, 1993.

 

"Stop Blaming the Victim! Community Strategies for Educational Renewal". Invited address to the " Society and Education" Conference, Alliance for Educational Renewal, University of Toronto, November 12, 1993.

 

"Living in the Education-Jobs Gap".  Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Calgary, June 1994.

 

"Pitfalls". Discussant presentation Session on Theory and Method Developments in the Sociology of Education: Promises and Pitfalls, Annual meeting of CSAA, Calgary, June 1994.

 

"Au-delà des théories de la correspondance: Réflexions théoriques critiques à propos de l'éducation et des récents changements sociaux." Communication donnée dans le cadre de la conférence générale de clôture au colloque L'école et les changements sociaux: défi à la sociologie?, organisé par l'Association internationale des sociologues de langue française, Université du Québec à Montréal, 22 septembre, 1994.

 

"Wasted Education and Withered Work". Paper presented at Joint Session of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association and the Society for Socialist Studies, Montreal, June 4, 1995.

 

"'Post-Industrial' Dynamics: Economic Restructuring, Underemployment and Lifelong Learning in the Information Age ". 27th Annual Sorokin Lecture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, February 1, 1996.

 

"The Many Faces of Underemployment in the Knowledge Society". Seminar presentation. Department of Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, February 2, 1996.

 

"Underemployment Versus Lifelong Learning: Countering Myths of Post-Industralism and Building Economic Democracy ". Paper presented at meeting of the Western Association of Sociology and Anthropology, Kelowna, May 11, 1996.

 

"Working Class Learning Practices in Hard Times: A Comparative Analysis ". Paper presented at Joint Session of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association and the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, June 4, 1996 (with Clara Morgan and Reuben Roth).

 

"Lifelong Learning and Underemployment: Navigating the Education-Jobs Gap ". 1996 Noted Scholar Summer Lecture Series: University of British Columbia, July 1996.

 

"Closing the Education - Jobs Gap: The Basic Choices ". Keynote address to the annual meeting of the Canadian Vocational Association, Winnipeg, October 19, 1996.

 

"Recasting the Hamilton Working Class: Steelwork at Hilton, 1981-1996". Invited lecture in McMaster University Labour Studies Program Speakers' Series, November 7, 1996.

 

Panellist on " Computers and Learning " program, " The Parent Connection ", TV Ontario, December 5, 1996.

 

"The Problems and Promise of Informal Learning ". Opening Address to Founding Conference of the Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning, February 14, 1997.

 

"Working Class Culture, Adult Education and Informal Learning: Beyond the 'Cultural Capital' Bias to Transformative Community" Paper presented at the 1997 International Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, London, England, July 1,1997.

 

Chair, Plenary Session of the International Political Economy Conference " Against the New Right", Toronto, July 10, 1997. 

 

"Rank and File Learning and Union Education Programs: Closing the Gap". Invited paper presented at the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Toronto, August 9,1997.

 

Discussant, Special Session on the U.S. Working Class and Race and Gender Issues, annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, August 9,1997.

 

"The Popular Limits of Public Education Cutbacks: An Ontario Profile". Keynote Address to the meeting of the Ontario Education Alliance, Ursula Franklin Institute, September 30,1997. 

"Public Opinion and Bill 160: Two Different Worlds". Paper presented at the Teach-In on Bill 160, OISE/UT, October 30,1997.

 

"The Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning: Overview and Technological Issues". Invited presentation to the annual conference of the TeleLearning Network, November 6, 1997.

 

Chair, Plenary Sessions of " Restructuring Work and the Life Course: An International Symposium", by the Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto, May 8,1998.

 

"Report on NALL and the First National Survey of Informal Learning Practices". Invited presentation to a Plenary Symposium of the 17th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, University of Ottawa, May 30,1998.

 

"The Hidden Dimensions of Working Class Learning". Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, University of Ottawa, May 30,1998(with P. Sawchuk and R. Roth).

 

"Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning". Report to a Joint Session of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education and the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association on the SSHRC Networks on Education and Training, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ottawa, May 31,1998.

 

"Lifelong Learning Survey Profiles: Implications for Local Training Initiatives". Keynote Address to Durham Region Training and Adjustment Board Annual Meeting, October 20, 1998.

 

"Preliminary Results of a Cross‑Canada Survey on Informal Learning Practices". Keynote Address to Ontario Prior Learning Assessment Network Conference on Informal Learning Practices, Toronto, November 4, 1998.

 

"Lifelong Learning Profiles: General Summary of Findings from the First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning". Press release, Nov 11,1998. Available on NALL website.

"Challenges for Adult Students in the Knowledge Society".  Keynote Address to the Annual Meeting of the Toronto Adult Student Alliance, East York Education Centre, November 12, 1998.

 

"Research Centres and Post‑secondary Institutions: Current Practices and Policy Options". Presentation to OISE/UT Course 1820H Academic Capitalism: Higher Education with a Corporate Agenda, February 18, 1999.

 

"The First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices: General Findings and Implications for Educational Change". Plenary Address to " Wrestling with the Iceberg of Informal Learning", NALL's Third Annual Conference, Toronto, February 19‑20, 1999.

 

"Understanding the Knowledge Society: Adults' Informal Learning". Invited Address to the Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counselling Psychology, OISE/UT, February 24, 1999.

 

"The Education‑Jobs Gap: Our Most Ignored Social Problem". Invited Address to Canada's National Interest Council Forum, Toronto, February 24, 1999. 

 

"Adults Informal Learning Practices: Implications for Community Educators from the First Canadian Survey". Keynote Address to Conference of Community Educators, North Bay, March 30, 1999.

 

"Community Schools as Lifelong Learning Centres". Invited Address to Annual Conference, Scarborough Village Public School, April 15, 1999.

 

Organizer and Chair, " informal Learning of Teachers and the General Public: Hidden Foundations of Educational Change".  Symposium at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April 20, 1999.

 

"The First National Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices: Findings and Implications for Educational Change".  Paper presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April 20, 1999.

 

"informal Learning in the Knowledge Society". Plenary Address to the International Conference on Competence for Europe: Change through Learning‑‑Learning Undergoing Change, European Commission, Berlin, April 23, 1999.

 

Moderator, " The Future of PLAR Delivery in Ontario", Symposium on Community Models for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Centres, George Brown College, April 30, 1999.

 

Organizer and Chair, " Exploring the Iceberg: Findings and Implications of the First Canadian Survey of Adults' Informal Learning", Joint session of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, Sherbrooke, June 12, 1999.

 

"The Limits of Lifelong Learning in Class Societies", Paper presented at joint session of CAFE/CERA/CASAE, Sherbrooke, June 12, 1999.

 

Discussant, Session on " Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Economy ", Skills Development in the Knowledge-Based Economy Conference, Industry Canada/Policy Research Secretariat/Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Moncton, June 22, 1999.

 

"Bridging the Learning-Work Gap: Implications for Higher Education from the First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices ". Paper presented at " And the Walls Come Tumbling Down": International Symposium on Non-Traditional Learning in Higher Education, University of British Columbia, August 16, 1999.

 

"Researching Expanded Notions of Learning and Work ". Paper presented at the First International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Leeds University, September 11, 1999.

 

Chair and discussant, Session on Innovative Learning Strategies, First International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Leeds University, September 12, 1999.

 

"Employment and Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society: The Growing Challenge of Underemployment ". Invited Address, Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, November 5, 1999.

 

"Rethinking and Relinking Work and Learning in Advanced Capitalism ". Invited Address, Centre for Policy Studies in Education, University of British Columbia, February 8, 2000.

 

"Informal Training: Background to the Issue ". Plenary Address to Conference on Adult Education and Training in Canada: Addressing Key Knowledge Gaps, Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa, February 18, 2000.

 

"Research on Informal Learning and Training: Recent Developments ". Presentation to Advisory Panel of Experts on Adult Learning (APEAL) Workshop on Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Adult Education and Training in Canada, Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa, May 19, 2000.

 

"Underemployment: System Glitches or Systemic Challenge?" Porter Lecture to Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, University of Alberta, May 29, 2000.

 

Rejoinder to Responses to the Porter Lecture, Special session of CSAA, Edmonton, May 30, 2000.

 

Invited participant, Consultative Forum of Educational Leaders, Collegium of Work and Learning, Toronto, June 7, 2000.

 

"The Hidden Structures of Learning and Work: Current Profiles and Future Prospects".

Keynote Address to Conference on Structures of Learning, Shaping the Transition, Technologiestiftung Schleswig-Holstein and European Regional Information Society Association, Lubeck, Germany, July 3-4, 2001.

 

"Mapping Informal Learning: A Canadian Perspective ". Keynote Address to Search Conference on Informal Learning, Learning from Experience Trust, University of Essex, Colchester, England, July 6-7,2000.

 

Facilitator, Researchers' Roundtable, Pre-Conference Workshop, " Demographics of the Teaching Profession: The Changing Nature of Teaching in Canada ", Canadian Teachers' Federation Conference, Ottawa, October 14-16, 2000.

 

"Economic Restructuring in the Information Age: Underemployment and Skill Shortages " invited Address to the Labour Adjustment Roundtable sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges, Universities and Training, Toronto, October 25, 2000.

 

"Contending Conceptions of Informal Learning " Keynote Address to the Fifth Annual Conference of the NALL Research Network, University of Toronto, November 20, 2000.

 

"Future Directions for Informal Learning and NALL ". Concluding Address to Fifth Annual Conference of the SSHRC Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning, University of Toronto, November 21, 2000.

 

"Learning, Work and Community Involvement in the Information Age ", Keynote Address to Conference on " Learning for Life: Lifelong Learning: Connecting Schools, Community and the Workplace", University of Saskatchewan, November 24, 2000.

 

"Liberal Arts Education in a Technocratic Era: Accessibility, Responsibility and Utility ". Keenan Lecture, St. Thomas More College, November 27, 2000.

 

"Learning and Working in the Information Age: The Liberal Arts Challenge ". Keenan Lecture Workshop, St. Thomas More College, November 28, 2000.

 

Chair and discussant, Knowledge Society Session, International Conference on " Re-inventing Society ", Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, March 9-10, 2001.

Invited participant, National Roundtable on Learning, Canadian Policy Research Networks, Edmonton, March 19-20, 2001.

 

"Working Class Learning, Rank-and-File Intellectuals and Counter-hegemonic Cultural Change ". Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, April 12, 2001.

 

"Underemployment in the Information Age: Problems and Prospects " invited Address to the Center for Research on Education and Work, Faculty of Education, University of California, Berkeley, April 20, 2001.

 

"Working and Learning in the Information Age: Informal Learning and Latent Power " Public Lecture in the Perspectives on Learning and Labouring Series, Centre for the Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT, April 26, 2001.

"Workers' Knowledge: An Untapped Resource in the Labour Movement ". Paper presented at the International Conference on Union Growth, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, April 30, 2001. (with Reuben Roth).

 

"Working and Learning in the Information Age: Informal Learning and Latent Power ". Presentation to the Centre for the Study of Education and Work Speakers' Series, April 26, 2001.

 

Workshop Leader, Advisory Panel of Experts on Adult Learning (APEAL) Meeting on Redesign of the Adult Education and Training Survey, Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada, Ottawa, May 2-4,2001.

 

"Worker Control as the Missing Link: Relations Between Paid/Unpaid Work and Work-related Learning ". Paper presented at the Second International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, University of Calgary, July 26-28, 2001.

 

"Reviewers' Comments at Book Launch of S. Billett, Learning in the Workplace". Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training, Gold Coast, Australia, December 4, 2001.

 

"Lifelong Learning and Labour Education: Current Challenges ". Invited Address to Metro Labour Education Centre, Toronto, October 24, 2001.

 

"Reversing the Optic: Workplace Reform for the New Learning Society ". Keynote Address to the 9th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and training, Gold Coast, Australia, December 3-5, 2001.

 

"Changing Working Conditions and Educational Requirements in the Information Age: Underemployment or Underqualification?". Paper presented to Seminar Series, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, January 18, 2002.

 

"Adult Education and Informal Learning". Invited presentation to Session on Adult Training; Motivation and Barriers, " Ready, Set, Go: Improving the Odds through Integrated Research, Policy and Practice ", National Dialogue Conference, HRDC, Ottawa, January 30-February 1, 2002.

 

"Recognizing and Assessing Informal Learning for Adult Credit Programs ". Presentation to the Conference of the Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing School Board Administrators, Niagara Falls, May 2, 2002.

 

Chair, Session on Education and Work, Annual conference of Socionet, Toronto, May 28, 2002.

 

Discussant, Session on Porter Award Winner, R. Beaujot, Earning and Caring, Canadian Association of Sociology and Anthropology, Toronto. May 31, 2002.

 

"Education and Training in the New Economy ", presentation to the organizing conference of Centre for Research on Work and Society research initiative on the new economy, Toronto, June 22, 2002.

 

"The Significance of Workers' Informal Learning". Opening remarks to the Labour Educators' Exchange Conference, Toronto, August 26-28, 2002.

 

Invited Research Presenter, Launch of the First International Adult Learners' Week, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Ottawa, September 5, 2002.

 

Invited Presenter, SSHRC-Council of Ministers of Education Canada Seminar on Policy-relevant Research and Dissemination, Toronto, September 16-17, 2002.

 

"Les dimensions cachées de la société de connaissance "Dissertation de' La Nouvelle économie: ou, quoi, comment?" Colloque de l’Association d’Économie Politique (AEP), Montréal, les 17 et 18 octobre, 2002.

 

Invited participant, National Summit on Innovation and Learning, November 18-19, 2002, Toronto.

 

Invited participant, SSHRC Conference on the Initiative on the New Economy, Ottawa, January 6-7, 2003.

 

"'Education Has Its Limits': Berg's Legacy in Education-Employment Studies ". Invited paper to Thematic Session on Industrial Sociology and Labor Markets: Honouring the Contributions of Ivar Berg. Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, March 1, 2003.

 

"Transferability of Prior Learning in Post-secondary Education " Keynote Address to the annual forum of the College University Consortium Council, Toronto, March 24, 2003.

 

"Older Adult Learners: A Hidden Dimension of the Knowledge Society ". Invited talk to the Ulyssean Society, Toronto, April 27, 2003. (with Margaret Fisher-Brillinger).

 

"Developing a Teacher Learning Culture ". Special session, Annual meeting of Canadian Association for Foundations of Education, Toronto, May 25, 2003 (with H. Smaller, R. Clark).

 

"Lifelong Learning in the 'New Economy'", Keynote Address to Symposium on Adult Education─Learning Opportunities for the Future, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, June 18, 2003.

 

"Hidden Dimensions of Work and Learning: The Significance of Unpaid Work and Informal Learning in Global Capitalism ". Keynote Address at the 3rd International Conference on Work and Learning, Tampere, Finland, July 25-27, 2003.

 

"Forms of Learning and the Organization of Education in the Transition to Adulthood: A Canadian Perspective ", Plenary Address to Session on International Comparison of Full-time Educational Systems, International Conference on Full-time Education in the Knowledge Society, Bielefeld, Germany, October 9-11, 2003.

 

"Hidden Knowledge: Working Class Experience in the ' Knowledge-based Economy'", notes presented at the Fifth Annual Leftwords Festival of Books and Ideas, New College, Toronto, November 2, 2003.

 

"Union Influence on Worker Education and Training in the New Economy ", Invited paper presented at Workshop 2003 of Restructuring Work and Labour in the New Economy, York University Research Alliance, December 6, 2003. (with M. Raykov).

 

Invited project leader and presenter, SSHRC Conference on the Initiative on the New Economy and Knowledge Mobilization, Ottawa, January 25-27, 2004.

 

"Examining Classism and Streaming" Equity Workshop Series, OISE/UT Student Teachers' Union, OISE/UT, February 8, 2004.

 

"Universities, the Future and the Life Cycle of Learning ". Keynote Address to Conference on Changes in the Learning Landscape, Vice-Presidents Quality Network for Universities, Toronto, March 18, 2004.

 

"National Study of Informal Learning". Keynote Address to Conference on " Making Space for Informal Learning", Canadian Forum for Learning and Development, Conference Board of Canada, Toronto, March 25-26, 2004.

 

"College Graduates' Prospects: Education-Job Matching and Further Learning Activities". Key Note Address to " Make It So Expanding Horizons" Academic Conference, Sheridan College, May 12, 2004.

 

"Exploring the Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning: Preliminary Findings of a Canadian National Survey". Paper presented at the Joint Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) and the American Adult Education Research Conference (AERC), Victoria, May 28-30, 2004.

 

"Preliminary Findings of the WALL National Survey of Learning and Work". Keynote Address to " Mapping Learning and Work: Micro and Macro Perspectives" Annual WALL Conference, Toronto, June 17-19, 2004.

 

"Education and Job Prospects for Youths in Canada Today". Pathways to Success: Hamilton School-Work Transition Conference. Sponsored by the Industry-Education Council of Hamilton, September 1, 2004.

 

"No Room at the Top: Under-representation and Underemployment of Highly Qualified Women and Minorities". Invited paper presented at conference on " Maximizing Existing Talent", Task Force on The Hidden Brain Drain: Women and Minorities as Unrealized Assets, Center for Work-Life Policy, New York, September 8-9, 2004. (with Katina Pollock)

 

"The Learning Society: Past, Present and Future Views" 2004 R.W. B. Jackson Lecture, OISE/UT, October14, 2004. [Filmed by TVO for " Big Ideas" Series]

 

"Skill Shortages and Underemployment in the Toronto Labour Market: Current Profiles and Prospects". Keynote Address to Toronto Training Board Annual General Meeting, Toronto, October 27, 2004.

 

"Exploring Working Class Learning". Workshop presentation for District 6 Labour Educators, United Steelworkers of America, Toronto, December 7, 2004.

 

Invited expert, " Learning, Debating and Deciding: The Contribution of Longitudinal and Life Course Research to Public Policy Discussion in Canada". Workshop to Design a Longitudinal and Life Course Strategic Research Cluster, Montreal, December 5-6, 2004.

 

Invited project leader and presenter, SSHRC Conference on the Initiative on the New Economy and Knowledge Mobilization, Ottawa, Feb 17-18, 2005.

 

Invited discussant, Development Conference on Health and Learning Knowledge Centre, Canadian Council on Learning, Victoria, February 24, 2005.

 

 

"Putting the Horse before the Cart in Vocational Education Programs: Integrative Program Design, Teacher Advocacy, Community Engagement and 21st Century Apprenticeship Development". Talk to Specialization on Education and Work in OISE/UT Faculty of Education. April 4, 2005.

 

"The Changing Nature of Work and Learning for Teachers and Other Occupational Classes: Preliminary Findings of a 2004 Canadian Survey". Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April 14, 2005.

 

"Expanding the Field of Adult Education Research in Canada". Keynote address to conference on " Building the Future of Adult Learning in Canada: A Reflective Dialogue" Sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning, Halifax, April 24-26, 2005.

 

"No Room at the Top: The Parallels between Under-representation and Under-employment of Highly Qualified Women and Minorities in Senior Corporate Positions and Senior School Administration". Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, London, Ontario, May 29, 2005. (with Katina Pollock).

 

"General Profile of the Current Work and Learning Activities of Canadian Adults: The 2004 WALL Survey", presented at " Discovering the Terrain of Learning & Work: Preliminary Analysis", Annual WALL Conference, June 19-20, 2005.

 

"Class and Labour Process Control". Presented at " Discovering the Terrain of Learning & Work: Preliminary Analysis", Annual WALL Conference, June 19-20, 2005. (with Antonie Scholtz).

 

"Mapping the Field of Lifelong (Formal And Informal) Learning and (Paid and Unpaid) Work". Joint Keynote Address with Margrit Eichler. "The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work- International Conference". Sponsored by OISE/UT, Toronto, June 20-22, 2005.

 

"Overview of the Future of Lifelong Learning and Work Conference and 2004 Canadian Survey of Learning and Work". Invited Keynote Address to Development Conference on National Workplace Learning Knowledge Centre. Sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning, Toronto, June 22-23, 2005.

 

"The labour process: learning, work & productivity". Paper presented at "The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work- International Conference". Sponsored by OISE/UT, Toronto, June 20-22, 2005. (with K. Pankhurst).

 

"Unionization and Apprenticeship: Recent Research Findings" Paper presented at " The Future of Lifelong Learning and Work- International Conference". Sponsored by OISE/UT, Toronto, June 20-22, 2005 (with Milosh Raykov).

 

"Workplace Learning Research and Prospects for Community Unionism". Presentation at Three City Workshop for a Community-University Research Alliance on Community Unionism, Montreal, June 29, 2005.

 

"Underemployment/Under-utilization of the Current Canadian Labour Force: Findings of a 2004 National Survey". Keynote Address at Annual General Meeting of the Niagara Training & Adjustment Board, St. Catherines, November 1, 2005.

 

"The State of Workplace Learning in Canada: Findings of a 2004 National Survey". Presentation in Plenary Panel on State of the Industry: Workplace Learning and Performance, Canadian Society for Training and Development Knowledge Exchange Conference, November 9, 2005. [and following workshop presentation].

 

"Canadian Adults' Interest in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR): A 2004 National Survey". Plenary presentation at the Annual General Conference of the Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, Toronto, November 24, 2005. [and following workshop presentation].

 

"The Intensification of Work and Learning in Advanced Capitalism". Presented in Symposium on The Work and Lifelong Learning (WALL) Network Research: Research and Partnerships across Multiple Sectors in Canada. Fourth International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Sydney, Australia, December 11-14, 2005.

 

"Skill, Underemployment and Labour Force Development". Joint presentations with Susan Brown and Karen Lior in CSEW Speakers' Series, January 17, 2006.

 

"Union Influence on Workers' Further Education, Apprenticeship and Informal Learning". Paper presented at " Restructuring Work and Labour in the New Economy: Exploring Resistance & Alternatives" Conference, York University, Toronto, March 2-4, 2006. (with M. Raykov).

 

"The Education-Jobs Gap Revisited: Current Research on Underemployment and Work Alternatives" Presentation in the SESE Faculty Speakers' Series, March 8, 2006.

 

"Work and Learning in the 'New Economy'". Symposium presented at a joint session of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education and Socionet, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto, May 29-30, 2006. (with M. Eichler and D. Schugurensky).

 

"Learning Practices of Canadian Teachers and Other Professional Employees: A National Comparison" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto, May 30, 2006. (with Fab Antonelli)

 

"Job Requirements and Workers' Learning Practices: Profile of the Ontario Labour Force and 5 Case Studies". Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Toronto, June 3, 2006. (with J. Weststar, M. Radsma, S. Officer, M. Lordan, O. Wilson and M. Raykov).

 

"'Knowledge Work' and the 'New Economy': A Critical Appraisal". Paper presented at "Rethinking Work and Learning: Research Findings and Policy Challenges" Final Public Conference of the WALL Research Network, OISE/UT, June 4-5, 2006. (with Antonie Scholtz)

 

"Basic Profile of Education-Job Requirement Matching: Ontario Wage and Salary Earners". Paper presented at " Rethinking Work and Learning: Research Findings and Policy Challenges" Final Public Conference of the WALL Research Network, OISE/UT, June 4-5, 2006 (with M. Raykov).

 

"Interest in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition in Canada: National Survey and Adult Learner Perspectives". Paper presented at " Rethinking Work and Learning: Research Findings and Policy Challenges" Final Public Conference of the WALL Research Network, OISE/UT, June 4-5, 2006 (with Doug Myers).

 

"WALL Manifesto to Change the World". Declaration presented at " Rethinking Work and Learning: Research Findings and Policy Challenges" Final Public Conference of the WALL Research Network, OISE/UT, June 4-5, 2006 (with D'Arcy Martin and others).

 

Opening Remarks and Plenary Session Comments as Network Leader. " Rethinking Work and Learning: Research Findings and Policy Challenges". Invited keynote address, Final Public Conference of the WALL Research Network, OISE/UT, June 4-5, 2006.

 

"Class and adult learning: beyond capitalist theories of value", Paper presented at Researching Work and Learning 5:5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Stellenbosch, South Africa, December 4, 2007.

 

"Class and Generational Perspectives on Learning in the Information Age: Formal and Informal Learning Practices from the Transition to Employment to the Transition to Retirement". Keynote Address to "Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning", Fourth Annual Conference of the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling, Scotland, June 22-24, 2007.

 

"The Hidden Substructure of Workplace Learning Studies: Occupational Class Analysis and the Capitalist Labour Process". Invited paper presented at "Learning and the 'New Economy' in a 'Global World': International Perspectives", Conference organized by the Lifelong Learning Institute, School of Education, Leeds University, England, June 29, 2007.

 

"The Increasing Underutilization of Education and Work-based Learning in the Global Economy". Invited address to "2017 The Workplace" Conference, University of Waterloo, October 14, 2007.

 

"Basic Research on Lifelong Learning: Recent Survey Findings and Reflections on 'Capturing' Informal Learning". Keynote address to "Workshop on Research Methods and Mobile Learning: How to Get the Data We Really Want", Institute of Education, University of London, December 14, 2007.

 

"Class and Generation Perspectives on Learning in the Information Age: Formal and Informal Learning Practices from the Transition to Employment to the Transition to Retirement". Keynote Address to "Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning", Fourth Annual Conference of the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling, Scotland, June 22-24, 2007.

 

"The Hidden Substructure of Workplace Learning Studies: Occupational Class Analysis and the Capitalist Labour Process". Paper presented at "Learning and the 'New Economy' in a 'Global World': International Perspectives". Workshop organized by the Lifelong Learning Institute, School of Education, Leeds University, England, June 29, 2007.

 

“The Increasing Underutilization of Education and Work-based Learning in the Global Economy”. Invited address to “2017 The Workplace” Conference, University of Waterloo, October 14, 2007.

 

 Basic Research on Lifelong Learning: Recent Survey Findings and Reflections on ‘Capturing’ Informal Learning”. Keynote address to “Workshop on Research Methods and Mobile Learning: How to Get the Data We Really Want”, Institute of Education, University of London, December 14, 2007.

 

 Class and Generation Perspectives on Learning in the Information Age: Formal and Informal Learning Practices from the Transition to Employment to the Transition to Retirement”. Keynote Address to “Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning”, Fourth Annual Conference of the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, University of Stirling, Scotland, June 22-24, 2007.

 

“The Hidden Substructure of Workplace Learning Studies: Occupational Class Analysis and the Capitalist Labour Process”. Paper presented at “Learning and the ‘New Economy’ in a ‘Global World’: International Perspectives”. Workshop organized by the Lifelong Learning Institute, School of Education, Leeds University, England, June 29, 2007.

 

“Work Environment and its Effect on Self-perceived Worker Health, Disability, and Activity Limitations.” Presentation at the Conference Health & Safety Canada 2008, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, April 21-23, 2008. (with M. Raykov).

“Reversing the Optic on Lifelong Learning and Work: Community Economic Development Alternatives for Enhancing Use of Workers’ Knowledge”. Keynote Address at the 1st International Lifelong Learning Conference on 'Leveraging Learning for Regional Development: An International Forum, Learning Cities and Regions’. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario June 24 - June 27, 2008

 

“The Chronic Underemployment of Workers’ Knowledge in the Global Economy”. Invited address to “Strategic Balance: the People Equation”, Biennial meeting of Grand Valley Human Resources Professionals Association, Kitchener, Oct. 22, 2008.

 

“Education in a Learning Society for Jobs in a Knowledge-based Economy:

Exploring the Gaps”. Keynote Address at the Conference on Perspectives on Labour Shortages: Exploring the Education-Jobs Gap. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. October 24-26, 2008.

 

“Age, Occupational Class and Lifelong Learning”. Presentation at Conference on Perspectives on Labour Shortages: Exploring the Education-Jobs Gap. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. October 24-26, 2008.

 

Keynote Panelist at Stakeholder Forum on Work-related Informal Learning. Work and Learning Knowledge Centre, Ottawa, December 5th, 2008.

 

“Bridges to Recidivism Reduction and Employment Opportunities”. Keynote Address to Second Annual Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges Conference, John Howard Society, Toronto, March 25, 2009.

 

“Job Requirements and Workers’ Learning: Formal Gaps, Informal Closure, Systemic Limits”. Paper presented at Researching Work and Learning 6: 6th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Roskilde University, Denmark, July 2, 2010.

 

“General theoretical and conceptual approach to the study of learning and work and their correspondence”. Keynote Presentation at the Scientific Workshop “The Demand for General, Technical and Vocational Education in the Argentina Post-Crisis”. University of Buenos Aires. Institute of Research in Educational Sciences. Buenos Aires, October 13-16, 2009.

 

“Prospects for PLAR in the Microelectronic Era”. Presentation at the Memorial Conference on Adult Learning and Adult Education Celebrating the Lifetime Contributions of Alan Thomas, Department of Adult Education and Community Development, OISE/UT. March 5, 2010.

 

“Exploring Relations between Lifelong Learning and Work in the Microelectronic Era”. Paper  presented at Annual Meeting of American Educational Association, Denver, May 1, 2010.

Trends in Public Support for Prior Learning Recognition: National Survey Findings, 1998-2010. Keynote Address to “Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition: Emergence of a Canadian Community of Scholars”. SSHRC-sponsored Workshop, Ottawa, November 6-7, 2010.

Trends in Public Support for Prior Learning Recognition: Basic National Survey Findings, 1998-2010. Presentation to Canadian Association for Prior Learning Assessment International Recognition for Prior Learning Conference, Ottawa, November 7-9, 2010.
 




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