Publications

Here is a list of my publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Walker, J. & Rubenson, K. (Forthcoming, 2014). The media construction of an adult literacy agenda in Canada. Globalisation, Societies and Education.
  2. Walker, J. & von Bergmann, H. (Forthcoming, 2013). Teacher education policy in Canada: Beyond professionalization and deregulation. Canadian Journal of Education, 36 (3).
  3. Gibb, T. & Walker, J. (2011). Educating for a high skills society? The landscape of federal employment, training and lifelong learning policy in CanadaJournal of Education Policy, 26 (3), 381-398.
  4. Walker, J. (2009). Time as the fourth dimension in the globalization of higher education. Journal of Higher Education, 80 (5), 483-509.
  5. Walker, J. (2009). The inclusion and construction of the worthy citizen through lifelong learning: a focus on the OECD Journal of Education Policy, 24 (3), 335-351.
  6. Walker, J. (2009). Towards alternative lifelong learning(s): what Freire can still teach us. Rizoma Freireano. Vol 3.
  7. Walker, J. (2008). Social/corporate accountability: a university’s ‘trek’ towards excellence. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 38 (2), 45-71.
  8. Walker, J. (2008). Going for gold in 2010: an analysis of British Columbia’s literacy goal. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 27 (4), 463-482
  9. Walker, J. (2008). Conspirators in a neo-liberal agenda? Adult educators in second-chance Private Training Establishments. Journal of Adult & Continuing Education, 14 (2), 55-73.
  10. Walker, J. (2006). U21 Global: the in/corporation of higher education. Workplace: a Journal for Academic Labor. (Special Issue: Technology, Rights and the Public Interest), March.

Book Chapters

  1. Walker, J. (Forthcoming, 2014). Exploring the academic capitalist time regime. In B. Cantwell & I. Kauppinen (Eds.). Academic capitalism in the age of globalization. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.
  2. Gibb, T. & Walker, J. (2013). Knowledge economy discourses and adult education in Canada. In T. Nesbit et al. Building on critical traditions: Adult education and learning in Canada. (Chapter 24). Toronto, ON. Thompson Educational Publishing
  3. Walker, J. (2009). The ‘needy’ and ‘competent’ citizen: lifelong learning in the OECD. In M. Bron Jr, R. Vieira de Castro & P. Guimarães (Eds.). The state, civil society and the citizen. Exploring relationships in the field of adult education in Europe. Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag
  4. Walker, J. (2009). Critical policy analysis in educational policy making. In R. Desjardins & K. Rubenson (Eds.) Research of vs. research for education policy: In an era of transnational policy-making. Copenhagen: Aarhus University Press.
  5. Walker, J. (2007). Las dos caras de la universidad pública canadiense: el caso de la Universidad de British Columbia y U21 Global. In S. Llomovate & J. Naidorf (Eds.). Perspectivas críticas desde el siglo XXI sobre la educación en Argentina y en Canadá: Estudios comparados y lecciones de las experiencias. (pp. 195-216) CEAC: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trans.: The two faces of the Canadian public university: the case of UBC and U21 Global.
  6. Rubenson, K. & Walker, J. (2006). The political economy of adult learning in Canada. In T. Fenwick & T. Nesbit (Eds.) Contexts of adult education: Canadian Perspectives. (pp.173-186). Toronto: Thompson Learning.

Book Reviews

  1. Walker, J. (2009). A review of M. Newman (2006) Teaching defiance: stories and strategies for activist educators. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education.
  2. Walker, J. (2007). A review of H. Giroux. (2006) America on the edge: Henry Giroux on politics, culture and education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 26 (6).
  3. Walker, J. (2007). A review of C. Cullingford & S.Gunn (Eds.) (2005) Globalisation, education and culture shock. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 26 (3).
  4. Walker, J. (2006). A review of M. Olssen et al (Eds.) (2004) Education policy, globalization, citizenship and democracy. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 25 (6).

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Bain, M., Butterwick, S., & Walker, J. (2013). International experiences and colonialism: points for intervention. Western Region Research Conference in the Education of Adults (WRRCEA). Seattle, WA. Oct 03-5.
  2. Walker, J. (2013). From ‘cheating’ to learning: Academic integrity via adult education. Western Region Research Conference in the Education of Adults (WRRCEA). Seattle, WA. Oct 03-5.
  3. Gibb, T. & Walker, J. (2012). An exploration of human capital assumptions in a Canadian construction of a knowledge economy. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) conference. Waterloo, Ontario. May 28-30.
  4. Walker, J. & Rubenson, K. (2012). Adult literacy in public discourse: Canada’s shame, fear, challenge and pride. European Society for Research in Adult Education (ESREA)/Policy Studies. Nottingham, UK. February 10-12.
  5. Gibb, T. & Walker, J. (2009). Three fundamental contradictions in federal Canadian skill policy. The 6th International Conference on Researching Work & Learning. Roskilde, DK. June 28-July 01.
  6. Gibb, T. & Walker, J. (2009). The limits of lifelong learning in federal policy: Investing in the inclusion of all Canadians? Proceedings from the 28th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) conference. Carleton University, Ottawa.  May 25-27
  7. Walker, J. (2009). Literacy learning through work and community: a focus on New Zealand and British Columbia. The 6th International Conference on Researching Work & Learning. Roskilde, DK. June 28-July 01.
  8. Walker, J. (2009).  Policy movers and policy shakers: Drivers of policy formation in adult literacy in New Zealand and British Columbia. Proceedings from the 28th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) Conference. Carleton University, Ottawa. May 25-27
  9. Walker, J. (2008). Literacy: global idea, global value? Proceedings from the 27th CASAE Conference (Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education). Congress, 2008. UBC, Vancouver. June 01-03
  10. Walker, J. (2007). Constructing and including the worthy citizen through lifelong learning: a focus on the OECD. Proceedings from the European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA)/Active Democratic Citizenship (ADC): (Changing relationships between the State, Civil society and the citizen: implications for adult education and adult learning) (pp. 150-162). Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal. June 14-16.
  11. Walker, J. (2006). A global literacy leader? British Columbia’s pathway to 2010. Proceedings from the 25th Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) (pp. 239-244). York Univ., ON. May 27-30.
  12. Walker, J. (2006). The ‘Third Way’ to adult education. Proceedings from the 47th Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) (pp.433-438). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. May 19-21.
  13. Walker, J. (2005). Negotiating agendas: adult educators and neoliberalism. Proceedings from the 46th Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) (pp.437-442). University of Georgia, Athens, GA. June 3-5.

Refereed Posters

  1. Richardson, J., Walker, J. & von Bergmann, H. (Forthcoming, 2014). Student-generated assessment using PeerWise: Crowdsourcing questions in clinical dentistry. American Dental Education Association. San Antonio, TX. March 15-18.
  2. Hemming, A., Walker, J. Best, L. & von Bergmann, H. (2013). Dental students’ perspectives on learning in study groups. American Dental Education Association. Seattle, WA. March 16-19.
  3. Best, L., Walker, J., von Bergmann, H., Whitney, R. & Walton, J. (2013). Reaching consensus on essential biomedical science learning objectives in dentistry. American Dental Education Association. Seattle, WA. March 16-19.
  4. Walker, J. & Mohan, E. (2007). Living & learning social justice in a department of Educational Studies. 48th Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). University of Mt St Vincent, Halifax. June 5-9.

Conference Presentations (Refereed Abstracts; No Proceedings)

  1. von Bergmann, H., Walker, J., Manso, A., Fogelman, M., Gardner, K. (Forthcoming, 2014). More face-time! Enacting differentiated instruction principles in flipped classrooms. American Dental Education Association. San Antonio, TX. March 15-18.
  2. Walker, J. Hemming, A., Best, L. & von Bergmann, H. (2013). First-year student study habits and stress responses: How do they match with what we know about effective strategies? Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). SFU Harbour Centre, October 17.
  3. Walker, J. Dalrymple, K. & von Bergmann, H. (2013). What is my role as a dentistry PBL facilitator? Examining tensions in control over student learning. PBL in Dentistry. Ystad, Sweden, May 15-19.
  4. Hvorth, Z., von Bergmann, H., & Walker, J. (2013). Learning to teach at the pipeline level. Two approaches. American Dental Education Association. Seattle, WA. March 16-19.
  5. Walker, J., Stenfors-Hayes, T., Dalrymple, K. & von Bergmann, H. (2012). Investigating the teaching and learning beliefs of PBL tutors in dentistry. Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). Vancouver Convention Centre, October 03.
  6. Walker, J. & von Bergmann, H. (2012). Teacher education policy in Canada: beyond professionalization and deregulation. American Education Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, BC. April 13-17, 2012.
  7. Walker, J. (2011). Building for the future: Makerere University, Uganda in the face of globalization. Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE). Simon Fraser University Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC. November 04-05.
  8. von Bergmann, H. & Walker, J. (2011). The evolution of a study on PBL instructor beliefs and practices: making the hidden visible. Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). Vancouver Convention Centre, October 04.
  9. von Bergmann, H., Dalrymple, K., Shuler, C., & Walker, J. (2011). Ontological and epistemological beliefs and PBL facilitation: a pilot study for future multi-institution collaboration. PBL in Dentistry 7th International conference. Whistler, BC. September 18-21.
  10. Mohan, E. & Walker, J. (2008). Interrogating conceptions & experiences of social justice in a department of educational studies. CSPE (Canadian Society for Philosophy of Education). CSSE, Congress, 2008. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. May 31-June 2.
  11. Walker, J. (2007). Being accountable: a university’s ‘trek’ towards excellence. Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education (CSSHE). Congress. Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. May 28-30.
  12. Walker, J. (2007). Globalization and the fourth dimension of ‘Academic Capitalism’. Comparative International Education Society (CIES). Baltimore, MD. February 25-March 1.
  13. Walker, J. (2006). The In/corporation of higher education: a focus on U21 Global. American Education Research Association (AERA). Moscone Centre, San Francisco, CA. April 7-13.
  14. Walker, J. (2006). An obsolete unit of analysis? The nation-state and adult education. Comparative International Education Society (CIES). Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, HN. March 18-23.
  15. Walker, J. (2005). Struggling to return to its roots: adult education for democratic participation. Presented at Democratic Practices as Learning Opportunities. Columbia University, New York. November 2-5.
  16. Walker, J. (2005). Nation building the ‘Canadian way’: a renewal of social democracy? Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) West conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. September 29-October 1.
  17. Walker, J. & Mohan, E. (2005). Social justice: catchphrase or guiding principle? Presented at the 7th Annual conference on Investigating our Practices. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. May 7.
  18. Walker, J. & Yoon, E. (2009). Educational Studies as a site of work & learning: becoming an academic through the PhD. DoctoralNet conference. Roskilde, DK. June 28.
  19. Walker, J. & Yoon, E. (2008). Experiences and career pathways of PhD graduates of Educational Studies.  Preparing for Academic Practice: Disciplinary Perspectives. University of Oxford, UK. April 8-9.

Other Articles, Reports & Theses

  1. Rubenson, K. & Walker, J. (2011). An examination of IALS and its influence on adult literacy in Canada. IALS: Its meaning and impact for policy and practice, Fall institute, Centre for Literacy. Banff, AB. October 23-25
  2. Gibb, T. & Walker, J (2009). The landscape of federal employment & training policy in Canada.  Report submitted in completion of SSHRC-funded research project on adult education policy in Canada.
  3. Walker, J. (2011). The contexts of adult literacy policy in New Zealand/Aotearoa. PhD Dissertation. University of British Columbia.
  4. Walker, J. (2006). Playing the international game of literacy: British Columbia’s 2010 Olympic goal. Written for the 2006 International PhD Summer school: ‘Learning, democracy, and social change’. Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark. August 1-11.
  5. Walker, J. (2003). Heading in the Right direction? The impact of Rightist thought & policy on second-chance PTEs. M.A Thesis. University of Auckland.
  6. Yoon, E. & Walker, J. (2009). Alumni experiences of the EDST PhD program at UBC: 1995 – 2006 and beyond. Full report & Executive Summary. Report submitted to head of Educational Studies department. February 11.

Invited Presentations

  1. Rubenson, K. & Walker, J. (2011). An examination of IALS and its influence on adult literacy in Canada. Fall institute: IALS and its meaning for policy and practice. The Centre for Literacy. Banff, AB. October 23-25
  2. Fenwick, T., Rubenson, K., Gibb, T. & Walker, J. (2009). Schisms and scapes: knowledge econom/ies in Canada’s policies. Green College Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. UBC, Vancouver. February 04.
  3. Walker, J. (2010). An overview of adult education in Canada and New Zealand. Institute for Adult and Continuing Education, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. October 19.
  4. Walker, J. (2010). Developing and evaluating an online assessment resource centre. ICT for development Seminar Series, CIT, Makerere University, Kampala. November 23.
  5. Walker, J. (2006). Competing to be the best: British Columbia & adult literacy. Institutionen för beteendevetenskap: pedagogik. Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. August 16

Other Presentations

  1. Echols, F. & Walker, J. (2007). Predictors of success: Teacher education at UBC: CREATE seminar. UBC Vancouver, BC. March 7.
  2. Walker, J., Fleming, K., Garrett, B., Jackson, C., Sibley, J & Tsiknis, G. (2010). Developing an Online Assessment Resource Centre at UBC. E-Learning Open House, UBC. January 28.
  3. Walker, J. (2004 – 2012). Educational Studies, UBC. Four talks given at the Centre for Higher Education and Training (CHET) seminar series; One talk given at a Friday Seminar Series; One discussant talk given at St John’s College; 12 talks given at Educational Research Days and Educational Studies Retreats.

Works under review

  1. Walker, J. (Revise and resubmit). The trajectory of adult education and the political economy: from lifelong education to lifelong education to adult literacy. Adult Education Quarterly.
  2. Walker, J. (Revise and resubmit). Understanding ‘community’ and ‘workplace’ approaches to adult literacy policy in New Zealand and British Columbia. Comparative Education Review.
  3. Walker, J. (Under review). Academic cheating: insights from psychology and adult education. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education
  4. Walker, J., Hemming, A., Best, L., & von Bergmann, H. (Under review). Exploring the function of study groups in assisting dental students’ transition to a less-stressed learning experience. Journal of Dental Education.
  5. Walker, J. (Under review). Exploring PIAAC’s third pillar: a focus on distributed cognition and anxiety in “problem solving in technology-rich environments.” CASAE conference, 2014.