Alison Taylor is Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Director of Community Service-Learning at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on the broad topics of youth school-to-work transitions and work-based learning. Sub-topics include high school apprenticeship programs, transitions of Aboriginal youth, and temporary foreign workers. She has published on these topics in such publications as: Journal of Education and Work, Journal of Youth Studies, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Citizenship Studies, and Globalisation, Societies and Education. She also co-edited Challenging transitions in learning and work: Reflections on policy and practice (Sense publishing, 2010) with Peter Sawchuk.
Her contribution to On the Move will focus on work/education and mobility ‘choices’ of youth apprentices, temporary foreign workers, and First Nation and Métis workers in Alberta.
Lehmann, W., Taylor, A. and Hamm, Z. (2013). “Go west young man!” Youth apprenticeship and opportunity structures in two Canadian provinces. Journal of Education and Work.
Raykov, M. and Taylor, A. (In press, 2013). Health and safety for Canadian youth in trades. Just Labour, 20.
Raykov, M., Taylor, A. and Hamm, Z. (2013). Challenges in attracting and retaining women in trades. Canadian Apprenticeship Journal.
Foster, J. and Taylor, A. (In press, 2013). In the Shadows: Exploring the Notion of “Community” for Temporary Foreign Workers in a Boom Town. Canadian Journal of Sociology.
Taylor, A., Foster, J. and Cambre, C. (forthcoming, Nov 2013). Training ‘expendable’ workers: Temporary foreign workers in nursing. Global Reconstructions of Vocational Education and Training. London: Routledge.
Faculty page, University of Alberta