Papers in published conference proceedings


"Toward the Horizontal Mosaic: Reflections on Educational Inequality in Canadian Society", in 1974 Proceedings: Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto: CSSE, 1974: 38‑41.


"On the Social Context of Science", in T. Schrecker and C.A. Hooker (eds.), The Human Context for Science and Technology , Ottawa:  SSHRC, 1980: 128‑33. (with R.V. Mason).


"School and Work: Public Preferences for Alternative Futures", (precis only) in York Gazette, 13, Special Issue, Number 4  (April 22, 1983): 1, 4.


"Global Competition and Democratic Education for Children", (precis only) in L. Johnson, Proceedings of The State of the Child in Ontario Conference  (July, 1991)


"Building a Social Movement Community: Oshawa Autoworkers" in Rethinking Community: Culture, Solidarity, Survival: Proceedings of the 1997 Conference of the Canadian Association for Study of adult Education. Montreal: CASAE, 1997 (with R. Roth).


"Working Class Culture, Adult Education and Informal Learning: Beyond the 'Cultural Capital' Bias to Transformative Community" in Crossing Borders, Breaking Boundaries. Proceedings of the 1997 International Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults. London: SCUTREA, 1997, pp. 285-290.


"New Approaches to Lifelong Learning: Three Views in Researching Informal Learning" in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Ottawa: Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, 1998, pp.165-171 (with D.E. Smith, S. Clifford, G. Carozzino and D. Martin).


"The Hidden Dimensions of Working Class Learning" Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Ottawa: Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, 1998, pp. 244-248 (with P. Sawchuk and R. Roth).


"Researching Expanded Notions of Learning and Work and Underemployment" in Researching Work and Learning: A First International Conference. Leeds: University of Leeds School of Continuing Education, 1999, pp. 736-751.


"Informelles Lernen in der Wissengesellschaft" in Kompetenz fur Europa. Wandel durch Lernen-Lernen im Wandel: Referate auf dem internationalen Fachkongress. Berlin: European Commission, August, 1999, pp. 65-91.


"The Limits of Lifelong Learning in Class Societies: A Canadian Perspective" in Passion and Politics: 99 Years of Adult Education: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Sherbrooke; CASAE, 1999, pp. 222-230.


"The Hidden Structures of Learning and Work" in Klaus Friebe (ed.). Proceedings of the Conference on Structures of Learning, Shaping the Transition. Brussels: European Regional Information Society Association, 2001.[CD].


"Overview and Review of Informal Learning Research" in J. Merrifield (ed.) Informal Learning: Report on a Search Conference Held in July 2000 with Support from the Lifelong Learning Foundation. London: Learning from Experience Trust, 2000, pp. 22-23.


"Workers' Knowledge: An Untapped Resource in the Labour Movement". In A.Verma (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Union Growth. Toronto: Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, 2001, pp. 19.1-23. (with Reuben Roth).


"Worker Control as the Missing Link". In. J. Bratton and P. Sawchuk (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on researching Work and Learning. Calgary: Faculty of Continuing Education, July 26-28, 2001, pp.453-462.


"Making Connections in a Learning Society: School, Work and Community Perspectives in the Information Age". In M. Collins (ed.). Learning for Life: A Compendium of Papers on Lifelong Learning. Saskatoon: Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan, 2003, pp. 1-30.


"Transferability of Prior Learning in Post-Secondary Education: Problems and Prospects" in 2nd Annual CUCC Forum: Summary Proceedings of the College University Consortium Council, Toronto, March 24, 2003, pp. 14-17, published at .


"Hidden Dimensions of Work and Learning: The Significance of Unpaid Work and Informal Learning in Global Capitalism". In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Work and Learning, July 25-27, 2003.Volume I: Work and Lifelong Learning in Different Contexts. Tampere: Department of Education, 2003, pp. 36-49.


"Forms of Learning and the Organization of Education in the Transition to Adulthood: A Canadian Perspective", in T. Coelen and Hans-Uwe Otto (eds.).Ganztagige Bildungssyseme in Wissensgesellschaften. Bielefeld: Universitat Bielefeld, 2004.


"Exploring the Changing Nature of Work and Lifelong Learning: Preliminary Findings of a Canadian National Survey". In D. Clover (ed.). Adult Education for Democracy, Social Justice and a Culture of Peace. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the American Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), Victoria, May 28-30, 2004, pp. 339-44.


"The Learning Society: Past, Present and Future Views", R.W. B. Jackson Memorial Lecture, October 14, 2004. Available at


"Work and Learning in the 'New Economy': National Survey and Case Study Findings". Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Toronto, June 28-30, 2006. (with M. Eichler, D. Schugurensky.


"Interest in Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition in Canada: National Survey and Personal Views. Plenary and Workshop Proceedings of Rethinking Work and Learning: Research Findings and Policy Challenges". Final Public Conference of the WALL Research Network. OISE/UT, June 4-5, 2006. Available at


"Class and adult learning: beyond capitalist theories of value" in S. Walters and L. Cooper (eds.).(2007). Researching Work and Learning 5: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Bellville: University of the Western Cape, pp. 534-539.


“Job Requirements and Workers’ Learning: Formal Gaps, Informal Closure, Systemic Limits” in H. Salming et al. (2009). Researching Work and Learning 6: Proceedings of the6th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning. Roskilde: Roskilde University. Symposium 14: Education and Work - What are the common spaces? CD, pp. 1-19.

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