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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Nancy Jackson

Nancy Jackson
Associate Professor Emerita

phone: (416) 978-0890

Department: Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Research Overview

Dr. Jackson's research interests include adult literacy, workplace literacy, critical studies of work and working knowledge, political economy of skills training, gender and skill, lifelong learning theory and policy, and women and adult education.

Current Research:

Workplace Literacy: Labour Contributions to Principles and Practice Collaboration with the Canadian Labour Congress, Literacy Working Group (2002-2005)
Cultures of Literacy: Practitioner based Research and Inquiry. (2002-2004)
Labour Education from and Equality Perspective. Collaboration with Centre for Study of Education and Work, OISE/UT and Ontario Regional Director, Canadian Labour Congress. (2002-2006)
Text as a Technology of Restructuring in the Auto Parts Sector. (2003-2004)

Academic History

1988 Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies, University of British Columbia
1977 M.A. Sociology, University of British Columbia
1974 B.A. Sociology, University of British Columbia

Teaching Overview

Dr. Jackson has taught the following courses at OISE:

Contemporary Issues: Workplace Literacy (AEC1125)
The Learning Organization (AEC1119)
Research and Inquiry in Organizational Settings (AEC1131)

Representative Publications

2003 Belfiore, M., Defoe, T., Folinsbee, S., Hunter, J., and Jackson, N., Reading work: Literacies in the new work order. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.

2001 Jackson, N. Writing up people at work: Investigations of workplace literacy. Literacy and numeracy studies, (Australia) 10 (1-2),

2000 Jackson, N., and Jordan, S., Learning for work: contested terrain? Studies in the Education of Adults (UK), 32 (2), 195-211.

2000 Jackson, N., and Jordan, S., La formation professionelle: un terrain contesté? la série spéciale du Colloque ISERES-CGT de la revue Les Cahiers de l'IRETEP (France) no 2 december, pp. 1-16. (Translated)


Professional Activities

Academic Employment

2001 - Associate Professor, Department of Adult Education and Counseling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto
(1997-98) Sabbatical Replacement appointment (On Leave from McGill University) Department of Social Inquiry, Adelaide University, South Australia
1994 -01 Associate Professor, with tenure, Faculty of Education, McGill University
1989-94 Assistant Professor, tenure track, Faculty of Education, McGill University