Refereed Conference Presentations

Smythe, S. (June, 2015). Complicated access: Digital learning for adults in Canada. Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Montréal, QC: June 12 – 15, 2015).

Smythe, S. (April, 2015).  Tracing the networks of digital access and equity for adults. Conference of the American Education Research Association (AERA), April 16 – 20, Chicago, IL

Smythe, S. (February, 2015). Documentation or transformation? Ethnographies of things, tools and emotions in an adult digital literacy café. Ethnography and Education Research Rorum. February 27 – 28, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Smythe, S. (2014, May). Exploring digital literacies and inequalities: Digital learning in the library. 2014 Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) Annual Conference. St. Catherines, ON.

Smythe, S. (2014, June). Contesting sustainability in the new precarious economy: Adult literacy practitioner accounts of policy in Canada. 2nd Annual European Studies for Studies in Adult Education (ESREA) Conference on Policy and Adult Education: Interrogating Sustainability in Adult Learning Policy: European and Global Perspectives. Aalborg, Denmark.

Smythe, S. (2013, June). Incorporating digital technologies in adult literacy settings. 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Victoria, BC.

Toohey, K., Smythe, S., & Thumlert, K. (2013, June). Production pedagogies and literacy learning: Emerging contexts and emerging media. 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Lingusitics (CAAL). Victoria, BC.

Smythe, S. (2013, April). Incorporating digital technologies in adult literacy settings. Roundtable presentation at the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, CA.

Stooke, S. & Smythe, S. (2011, April). Families at work: A critical examination of neighbourhood-based programs for families with young children. Roundtable presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA.

Smythe, S. (2011, June). Innovating from the margins: Practitioner perspectives on the changing landscape of adult literacy education. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education/Adult Education Research Conference. Toronto, ON.

Smythe, S. (2009, May). Mapping the anxious and unequal work of Kindergarten transition. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Ottawa, ON.

Smythe, S. (2009, May). Learning to be Kindergarten parents: Social networking and the work of inequality. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Ottawa, ON.

Stooke, R., McKenzie, P. & Smythe, S. (2009, May). Standardizing diversity: “Cookie cutter” learning programs for young children in diverse communities. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Ottawa, ON.

Smythe, S. (2008, June). The social organization of Kindergarten transitions. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Vancouver, BC.

Toohey, K., Smythe, S., Lee, E., Stooke, R., d’Amico, L, Neufeld, P, & Parhar, A. (2008, June). Digital mediations of home, school and community literacies. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Vancouver, BC.

Smythe, S. (2007, May). Mothering work and Kindergarten transitions. Paper presented at the International Conference on Parenting Cultures. University of Kent, Kent, UK.

Stooke, R. K. & Smythe, S. (2007, May). Indeterminate spaces: Supporting diverse forms of mothering in community-based programs. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). Saskatoon, SK.

Stooke, R., McKenzie, P. & Smythe, S. (2007, April). Access interrupted: Exploring the social organization of community-based early learning programs. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL.

Smythe, S. (2006, June). The Good Mother: A history of literacy advice to mothers in the Twentieth Century. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). York, ON.

Smythe, S. (2005, April). Literacy advice to mothers, 1960 – 2000. Roundtable presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Montreal, QC.

Anderson, J., Kendrick, M., & Smythe, S. (2002, December). Images of family literacy. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference (NRC). Miami, FL.

Smythe, S. & Isserlis, J. (2002, July). Constructions of women and literacy in public institutions: Privilege, role and language. Paper presented at the Portraits of Literacy: Critical Issues in Family, School and Community Literacies Conference. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Smythe, S, Castle, J. & Attwood, G. (2001, June). Are women-targeted literacy programs woman positive? Annual Meeting of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC). Michigan State University, East Lansing, MA. 

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