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Research Domain: Group One - National Survey of Informal Learning Activities

Title of Project: First Canadian Survey of Informal Learning Practices

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. D.W. Livingstone (OISE/UT)
Student Researchers: Muriel Fung (OISE/UT), Leslie Erlich (OISE/UT), Matthew Adams (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Informal Learning Among Teachers: Canadian Teacher Learning Survey

Start Date: April 1, 1998
Academic Investigator: Dr. Harry Smaller
Community Partner: OSSTF
Student Research: Zahra Noormohamed (York U.)

Title of Project: Theoretical Foundations of Informal Learning: NALL Network Approaches (T-FIL Project)

Start Date: April 1, 1999
Academic Investigator: Dr. Peter Sawchuk (U. Calgary)

Research Domain: Group Two - Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Title of Project: PLAR-Broadening the Boundaries
Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigator: Dr. Kari Dehli (OISE/UT)
Partner Co-Investigator: Dr. D'Arcy Martin (SIEU)
Community Partner: CEP, ACTEW
Student Researcher: Peter Sawchuk (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: A Review of the Current State of the Use of PLAR in Canada and Abroad

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-investigators: Dr. Alan Thomas (OISE/UT), Monica Collins (U. Windsor)
Student Researchers: Sue Vanstone (OISE/UT), Luis Barnola (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: The Development of an Annotated Bibliography for PLAR

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-investigators: Dr. Alan Thomas (OISE/UT), Monica Collins (U. Windsor)
Student Researchers: Sue Vanstone (OISE/UT), Luis Barnola (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: The Development of a "Values" Document for PLAR

Start Date: April 17, 1997
Academic Co-Investigators: Dr. Alan Thomas (OISE/UT), Monica Collins (U. Windsor)
Community Partners: CAW, CEP, CSTEC
Student Researchers: Sue Vanstone (OISE/UT), Luis Barnola (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: An Exploration of the Current and Future Uses of PLAR

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigators: Dr. Alan Thomas (OISE/UT), Monica Collins (University of Windsor)
Community Partners: ACTEW, CAW, CEP, CSTEC, CUPE, GM, OFL
Student Researchers: Sue Vanstone (OISE/UT), Luis Barnola (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Prior Learning Assessment in Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigators: Dr. Howard Doughty (Seneca), Dr. Diane Meaghan (Seneca)

Title of Project: Research in Learning Factors: OFL - Basic Education and Skills Training Learning Practices

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigator: Dr. Jack Quarter (OISE/UT)
Partner Co-Investigator: Debra Hutcheon (OFL)
Student Researcher: Jennifer Stephen (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Immigrant and Aboriginal First Languages as Prior Learning Qualifications for Formal Employment in Business, Government and Education Sectors

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Corson (OISE/UT)
Student Researcher: Michelle Goldberg (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Learning Labour - A PLAR Project

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Bruce Spencer (Athabasca U.)
Student Researcher: Derek Briton (U. Alberta)

Title of Project: Education as Research/Research as Education: Labour and Workplace Reorganizations 1993-1997

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Partner Co-Investigators: Dr. D'Arcy Martin (CEP), Jorge Garcia-Orgales (UFCW)
Student Researcher: Peter Sawchuk (OISE/UT)

Research Domain: Group Three - Informal Learning Cultures

Title of Project: Working -Class Learning Practices: Home-Based Perspectives
Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. D.W. Livingstone
Student Researchers: Jennifer Stephen (OISE/UT), Rachel Gorman (OISE/UT), Reuben Roth (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Informal Learning Culture Through the Life Course: Initiatives in Native Organizations and Communities

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigators: Dr. George Burns (OISE/UT), Paul Olson (OISE/UT)
Partner Co-Investigator: Robert Beaudin (KTEI)
Student Researchers: Joyce Petiwaniquat (Carleton U.), Darrel Manitowabi (McMaster U.)

Title of Project: 'Untapped Knowledge': Cultural Resource Knowledge of Minoritized Communities and the Potential for Educational Change

Start Date: April 1, 1998
Academic Investigator: Dr. George Dei (OISE/UT)
Student Researcher: Stephanie Cheddie (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Language and Cultural Transmission of Francophones in Canada

Start Date: April 1, 1999 (delayed at Academic Investigator's request)
Academic Investigator: Dr. Diane Gerin-Lajoie (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Informal Learning Cultures Through the Life Course: Initiatives for First Nations and Metis Communities

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. T. Wotherspoon (U. Saskatchewan)
Community Partners: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education
Student Researchers: Roseanne Morphy (U. Saskatchewan), Joanne Butler (U. Saskatchewan), Tina Nicotine (U. Saskatchewan)

Title of Project: Growing Jobs for Living: Environmental Adult Education, Participatory Research and Job Creations Project, Belleville

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. B. Hall (OISE/UT)
Community Partner: CASAE
Student Researcher: Darlene Clover (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Working-Class Informal Learning Practices

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. T. Dunk (Lakehead U.)

Research Domain: Group Four - Learning and Work Transition

Title of Project: Learning Needs of Adults Without Secondary School Diplomas
Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigator: Dr. Harry Smaller (York U.)
Partner Co-Investigator: Rosemary Clark (OSSTF)

Title of Project: Young People and Jobs: Class, Culture and Connections

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. J. Tanner (UT)

Title of Project: Informal Learning in the Transitional Year Programme at UT

Start Date: April 1, 1998
Academic Investigator: Dr. Rona Abramovitch (UT)
Student Researchers: Carolyn Stallberg-White (UT), Necole Sommercell (UT)

Title of Project: Work Skills of University Graduates

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Graham Lowe (U. Alberta)
Student Researcher: Jeff Bowlby (U. Alberta)

Research Domain: Group Five - Informal Learning in Different Workplaces

Title of Project: New Forms of Social Learning for Those Outside the Mainstream Labour Market
Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co- Investigators: Dr. E. Schragge (McGill U.), Dr. Jean-Marc Fontan (UQAM), Dr. Roxana Ng (OISE/UT)
Partner Co-Investigator: Dr. Kathryn Church (761 CDC)
Student Researchers: Anne O'Connell (McGill), Peter MacDougall (McGill), Jeannie Samuel (McGill)

Title of Project: Teachers' Unions as Sites for Teachers' Professional Development

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Nina Bascia (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Women and Community Economic Development: Changing Knowledge, Changing Practice

Start Date: April 1, 1998
Academic Investigators: Dr. Ted Jackson (Carleton U.)
Student Researchers: Mary Stratton (Carleton U.)

Title of Project: Non-formal workers' education in the Antigonish Movement

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Michael Welton (Mount St. Vincent U.)

Title of Project: Learning Safer Sex

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigators: Dr. Diane Meaghan (Seneca), Dr. Jody Hanson (University of Waikato)
Student Researcher: Stephanie McMahon (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Communication, Mobilization and Leadership Through Informal Learning in a Union

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Donald Wells (McMaster U.)

Title of Project: Labour Adjustment and Job Training Programs: Implications for Immigrant Women Workers

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Roxana Ng (OISE/UT)
Student Researcher: Renita Wong (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Model of Organizational Learning: An Emergent Form of Community in the Post-Industrial Workplace: A Comparative Study

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Marilyn Laiken (OISE/UT)
Student Researchers: Karen Edge (OISE/UT), Stephen Friedman (OISE/UT), Jan McColl (OISE/UT), Karima West(OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Practicums as a Site for Informal Learning

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Roxana Ng, (OISE/UT)
Community Partner: CRIAW

Title of Project: Informal Learning Processes in an Alternative Workplace

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Jack Quarter (OISE/UT)
Student Researchers: Harish Midha (OISE/UT), Sandra Anthony (OISE/UT), Paul Raun (OISE/UT), B.J. Richmond (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: The Storage and Transmission of Men's Informal Skills in Working-Class Communities

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Dorothy Smith (OISE/UT)
Student Researchers: Stephen Dobson (UT), Michelle Webber (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Learning Technology Project

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Co-Investigator: Dr. D.W. Livingstone (OISE/UT)
Partner Co-Investigator: Jay Zimmerman (Bank of Montreal-IFL)
Student Researcher: Laura Mitchell (OISE/UT)

Title of Project: Informal Learning in School Community Partnerships: Teachers' Learning about Education Restructuring

Start Date: April 1, 1997
Academic Investigator: Dr. Kari Dehli

Research Domain: Group Six - Computer Based Informal Learning

Title of Project: Computer-Based Informal Learning among the Working-Class
Start Date: April 1, 1999 (delayed at the request of Academic Investigator)
Academic Investigator: Dr. Jeff Taylor (Athabasca U.)

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