Annual Conference 2003

"Charting the Learning Society"

L'Association Canadienne pour l'Etude de l'Education des Adultes (ACÉÉA)

Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE)

Twenty-second Annual National Conference

Dalhousie University/University of King's College

Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 29-31, 2003

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Thursday, May 29, 2003


Opening Panel

The Current Trends in the Study of Canadian Adult Education Co-Chairs Darlene Clover and Shauna Butterwick (CASAE Co-Presidents)


Program Session I


Papers I

9:45-11:00 am

Bouchard, Paul

Online environments and the expression of self-direction


McKay, Blythe

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

Dawson, Jane and Butterwick, Shauna

Undone business: Practicing critically reflective practice in the academy


Harris, Elayne M

Universities as institutes for civic pedagogics

Lauzon, Al

Life on the margins: Rurality and the learning society


Lee, Sylvia

Building cities and towns as learning communities

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

11:00-11:15 am







Program Session II


Papers II

11:15 am-12:30 pm


Millar, Robin

Benchmarking Best Practices in Adult Learning Centres



Gouthro, Patricia and Plumb, Donovan

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


Sumner, Jennifer

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

Mandefrot, Kefyalew

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




Quinlan, Liz

Gender and job-related training participation in Canada

Zaltz, Freya

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



Wallis, John

Adult education and the myth of community

regeneration: A British case study

12:30 pm-1:45 p.m.

Lunch on your own

Discussion on Adult Learners Week

CASAE Journal Board Meeting




Program Session III


Papers 111

1:45-3:00 pm


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

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

Benet, William

Rethinking authority and hierarchy in a learning society

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 - 5:00 pm


Boundaries and Borders: Continuing,

Life-long, and Life-wide Education

Life Sciences Building


7:00 p.m.

Dalhousie President's Reception

Outgoing CASAE Board Meeting





Friday, May 30, 2003  


Program Session IV


Paper IV


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

Plumb, Donovan

Sharing AIDS: Cultural learning in communities of practice


Wells, Kristopher

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

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

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


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

Slade, Bonnie

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



Spencer, Bruce

Workplace learning everyday


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


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








Program Session VI


Papers VI


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

Walrond-Patterson, Jean

The case for educating the community about the Cariwest festival

Lander, Dorothy

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



Bruce, Elizabeth McIsaac

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

Taber, Nancy

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




CASAE Lunch and

Annual General Meeting






Round Tables and

Ardra Cole at Pier 21



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




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


Network and Caucus Meetings

CJSAE Board Meeting (if needed)


9::30-10:15 am

Round Tables



Dawson, Jane

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



Hennessy, Trish and Sawchuk, Peter & Boutilier, Deborah

Working IT: Learning new technology in the Ontario public sector



Kinsella, E. Anne

Toward understanding: Critiques of reflective practice and possibilities for dialogue




Aggarwal, Pramila and Fallis, Bill & Luker, Bob

Towards building a culture of engagement in adult education



10:30-12:00 noon



Welton, Michael

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

Espace Francophone

Hrimech, Mohamed

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


Muhirwa, Jean-Marie

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




Commission of Professors

Commission of Students

  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


 Palestinian Education

Howard Davidson

Network and Caucus Meetings (Peace, etc.)



Incoming CASAE BoardMeeting



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