Alison Taylor is Professor in the Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the broad topics of youth school-to-work transitions and experiential learning. Sub-topics include university students and term-time work, community-engaged learning, high school apprenticeship programs, and temporary foreign workers. She has published on these topics in such publications as: Journal of Education and Work, Educational Studies, Journal of Youth Studies, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Citizenship Studies, and Globalisation, Societies and Education. Her most recent book is Vocational Education in Canada (Oxford, 2016).
Her contribution to On the Move focuses on work, education and mobility of Métis community members in Alberta (with Tracy Friedel).
Taylor, A. (online 2020). Community-university engagement: From chasm to chiasm. Educational Studies. DOI: 10.1080/00131946.2020.1757449
Taylor, A. & Raykov, M. (2020). Towards critical and dialogical mixed methods research: Reflections on our journey. In F. Finnegan & B. Grummell (Eds.), Doing critical and creative research in adult education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004420755
Taylor, A., Corrigan, J. & Peikazadi, N. (2020). Community service learning and critical vocationalism. Adult Education and Learning in Canada: Advancing a Critical Legacy. S. Brigham, R. McGray & K. Jubas (Eds). Thompson Books (Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education).
Wright, L., Lehmann, W. & Taylor, A. (2019). ‘If you want to have a future and get a life, do an apprenticeship’: The expectations and realities of tradesmen’s transition to adulthood. Journal of Youth Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1636947
Taylor, A. (2019). The future of vocational education in Canadian secondary schools. In D. Guile and L. Unwin (Eds.), Handbook on Vocational Education Wiley.
Taylor-Neu, R., Friedel, T., Taylor, A. & Kemble, T. (2019). (De)constructing the ‘lazy Indian’: An historical analysis of welfare reform in Canada. Aboriginal Policy Journal, 8(2): 65-87. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5663/aps.v7i2.29340 Open access at: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/aps/article/view/28227
Taylor, A., Taylor-Neu, R., and Butterwick, S. (2018). “Trying to square the circle”: Research ethics and Canadian higher education. European Educational Research Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1474904118785542
Taylor, A. (2017). Service-learning programs and the knowledge economy: Exploring the tensions. Vocations and Learning, 10(3): 253-273. DOI: 10.1007/s12186-016-9170-7
Faculty webpage: http://edst.educ.ubc.ca/facultystaff/alison-taylor/