ACEEA/CASAE 2003 Annual Conference

May 29 – May 31, 2003

Weldon Law School, Dalhousie University

Halifax Nova Scotia



Thursday, May 29, 2003


Opening Session – Room 105


8:30am – 9:45am

The Current Trends in the Study of Canadian Adult Education

Co-chairs – Darlene Clover, Shauna Butterwick (CASAE Co-Presidents)



Program Session I

Papers I

9:45am – 11:00am


Room 105

McKay, Blythe

Finding and listening to their voices: Community radio and lifelong learning in a Ghanaian fishing village

AV Request: Data projector, screen, cables

Lee, Sylvia

Building cities and towns as learning communities

AV Request: LCD Panel or Video Projector




Room 207

Dawson, Jane / Butterwick, Shauna

Undone business: Practicing critically reflective practice in the academy

Harris, Elayne M

Universities as institutes for civic pedagogics


Room 204

Lauzon, Al

Life on the margins: Rurality and the learning society

Bouchard, Paul

Online environments and the expression of self-direction


Room 309

St. Clair, Ralf

Poor beyond words: Literacy and poverty in North American social policy

Thomas-Long, Roslyn

Charting the economics of volunteering in the learning society


11:00 -11:15am        COFFEE BREAK



Program Session II

Papers II

11:15 am-12:30 pm


Room 105

Millar, Robin

Benchmarking best practices in adult high school

AV Request: VHS playback unit / monitor, PP projector

Gouthro, Patricia and Plumb, Donovan

Remapping the tripartite register: Moving beyond formal, nonformal, and informal learning



Room 207

Sumner, Jennifer

Charting the course from the knowledge economy to the learning society: Adult educators as map makers

AV Request: Overhead/screen




Room 204

Mandefrot, Kefyalew

Empowerment in the ‘new workplace:’ A qualitative study of meaning and experience

Quinlan, Liz

Gender and job-related training participation in Canada


Room 309

Zaltz, Freya

Authenticity in education: Morality, learning, and social change. The responsibility of educators for authenticity and critical reflection

AV Request: Blackboard or Whiteboard

Wallis, John

Adult education and the myth of community

regeneration: A British case study

AV Request: Overhead/screen




12:30 pm-1:45 p.m.       Lunch on your own



Discussion on Adult Learners Week - Room 105

CASAE Journal Board Meeting - Room 207








Program Session III

Papers III

1:45-3:00 pm


Room 105

Kapoor, Dip

Normative implications of social movement theories for Adivasi (original dweller) social movements, popular education praxis and social change in India

Barua, Bijoy

Buddhist experiential learning and its contribution to adult education in an era of globalization


Room 207

Grace, André

Theoretical, legal, legislative, and educational policy perspectives on queer citizenship and welfare-and-work issues in Canadian education and culture

Low, Cynthia

Collective program planning among Queer Asians from the Canadian Diaspora



Room 309

Benet, William

Rethinking authority and hierarchy in a learning society



Room 204

Darville, Richard

Practical knowledge and research knowledge of the adult literacy process


Quigley, B. Allan

For salvation, freedom, and dignity: A comparative study of seven historical landmarks of adult literacy



3:00 - 5:00pm       Symposium CSSE /CSSHE/CASAE

         Boundaries and Borders: Continuing, Life-long, and Life-wide Education

         Life Sciences Building


5:00pm                  President's Reception

                             Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Sculpture Court


7:00pm                  Outgoing CASAE Board Meeting – Room 105









Friday, May 30, 2003


Program Session IV

Papers IV



Room 105

Bray-Collins, Elinor

The gendered politics of Lebanese women’s organization and the implications for foreign aid

Sodhi Kalsi, Pavna

The best of both worlds: Bicultural identity among Punjabi women living in Canada


Room 207

Plumb, Donovan

Sharing AIDS: Cultural learning in communities of practice



Wells, Kristopher

Queer young adults, informal learning, and possibilities for an inclusive positional pedagogy

AV Request: Overhead/screen


Room 204

Martin, D’Arcy

Design challenges for union education in a globalizing world

Sawchuk, Dr. Peter H.

Unions and workplace learning: Expanding the scope of research


Room 309

Carr-Chellman, Davin

The world is our classroom: Dewey, Vygotsky, and the need for social justice

Schugurensky, Daniel

Learning societies and the question of democracy: Pedagogy of engagement


Program Session V

Papers V



Room 105

Whitman, Debra

Learning for social change: Exploring non-traditional sites of learning. A feminist perspective – Hearing the marginalized voices, utilizing narrative, reflection, daily realities, and personal experience

AV Request: Overhead/screen

Spencer, Bruce

Workplace learning everyday

AV Request: VHS video playback unit /monitor



Room 207

Slade, Bonnie

Gender, race and the social construction of skill in Canadian engineering: The deskilling of immigrant women engineers





Room 204

Welton, Michael

Cunning pedagogics: The encounter between the Jesuits and the Amerindians of 17th century New France

Tkacikova, Jarmila

Modern European philosophy of lifelong learning – new platform for the learning society over continents


Room 309

Cruikshank, Jane

Lifelong learning and the changing nature of work


Gelade, Susan

Securing success? Identifying good practice in training mature aged people who are disadvantaged in the labour market



11:15-11:45am     COFFEE BREAK



Program Session VI

Papers VI



Room 105

Cranton, Patricia and Roy, Merv

Disciplinary power of adult educator practice


Kara, Kim

Entering the university of life: Understanding mirrors and triggers in the classroom


Room 207

Walrond-Patterson, Jean

The case for educating the community about the Cariwest festival

AV Request: Overhead/screen



Room 204

Lander, Dorothy

The ribbon workers: (Re)-presenting the colours of the Crusades

AV Request: Overhead/screen

Bruce, Elizabeth McIsaac

“Education for social justice: Learning from a spiritually formative curriculum of life”

AV Request: Overhead/screen


Room 309

Taber, Nancy

A holistic view of life, work, and self: The challenge of implementing lifelong learning in everyday life






1:00-3:00pm         CASAE Lunch and Annual General Meeting Room 105

3:15-4:00pm         Round Tables and Ardra Cole at Pier 21


Room 204

Abaga, Eunice and Burns-Theriault, Joanne

Internationalization of universities: A case for English language proficiency recognition as a strategy to increase learning opportunities in universities


Room 207

McManus, Katherine

Distance education: Creating a global learning society


Pier 21

Cole, Ardra L and McIntyre, Maura

Arts-informed research for public education: The Alzheimer’s project



5:30 for 6:00pm    Banquet at King’s College



Saturday, May 31, 2003


8:00-9:30am         Network and Caucus Meetings

                             CASAE Board Meeting (if needed)


9:30-10:15 am       Round Tables


Room 105

Dawson, Jane

Work and the requirements of life: The dialectic of the real


Room 207

Hennessy, Trish and Sawchuk, Peter & Boutilier, Deborah

Working IT: Learning new technology in the Ontario public sector


Room 204

Kinsella, E. Anne

Toward understanding: Critiques of reflective practice and possibilities for dialogue


Room 308

Aggarwal, Pramila and Fallis, Bill & Luker, Bob

Towards building a culture of engagement in adult education






10:30-12:00 noon


Room 105


Welton, Michael; Spencer, Bruce; Mojab, Shahrzad

Critical adult education, propaganda, and delusions in the age of empire

AV Request: Overhead/screen and VHS playback unit / monitor



Room 207

Espace Francophone

Hrimech, Mohamed

L’autoformation au travail et développement des compétences dans l’entreprise: Le rôle des stratégies d’apprentissage


Room 207

Muhirwa, Jean-Marie

La difficile mission d’éco-quartier parc-extension à Montréal (Canada)



11:30-2:00pm       Commission of Professors Room 105

                             Commission of Students Room 207


Lunch on your own




Spring Garden Branch, Public Library

McIntyre, Maura and Freeman, Peter

Loving to care / Caring to love: Stories of nursing home life


Room 105

Palestinian Education

Howard Davidson


Room 207

Network and Caucus Meetings (Peace, etc.)



3:30-5:00pm         Incoming CASAE Board Meeting – Room 105