Public scholarship (selected)

Smythe, S. (forthcoming, 2022). Digital citizenship and adult learning. Invited background paper to the thematic chapter for the 5th Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE). Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

Smythe, S. (April 21, 2020). Digital equity and social solidarity during and after COVID-19. Policy Note. Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives.

Pelan, D. and Smythe, S. (March 6, 2019). Digital literacy and digital justice. Ottawa: Brookfield Institute. https://brookfieldinstitute.ca/commentary/digital-literacy-and-digital-justice.

Smythe, S. (August 29, 2017). Lifting tuition fees for adult basic education is just the beginning. Policy Note. Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives

Breshears, S. & Smythe, S. (March 2017). ACORN Canada’s Protect Your Privacy – Online! Educational Program: An evaluation report. ACORN Canada and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Ottawa, ON.

Smythe, S. (February 24, 2017). Adult education in BC: A Canadian outlier. Policy note: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Smythe, S. (July 23, 2015). Where is Canada’s digital inclusion strategy? Policynote: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Smythe, S. (August 25, 2015). Beyond speed: Who is talking about access to e-government this election? Policynote: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Smythe, S. (September 8, 2015). Who’s not coming to school this September? Policynote: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Smythe, S. & Butterwick, S. (March 2, 2015). New basic education fees will harm BC Jobs’ Plan. The Province.

Smythe, S. (October 5, 2014). Policy changes and cuts to adult education programs in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia: A situation report. Vancouver, BC: Author.

Smythe, S. (2013). Understanding the professional learning needs of adult literacy educators in British Columbia: A report on focus group research in the adult literacy sector. Burnaby: Author.  (Please contact me for copies)

Smythe, S. (April, 2012). Incorporating digital technologies in adult basic education settings: Practices, constraints and possibilities. Commissioned Report. Toronto: AlphaPlus.

Glickman, V., Anderson, J., Smythe, S., Hawkey, C., Anderson, A. (February 15, 2011). Literacy Now and district literacy initiatives: A review of the community literacy planning process prepared for 2010 Legacies Now, Columbia Basin Trust and the BC Ministry of Education. Victoria, BC: Government of British Columbia.

Stooke, S. & Smythe, S. (2011). (Eds). Language and literacy: A Canadian e-journal: Special Issue: Ethical and Social Justice Issues in Language and Literacy Research, 13(2).

Randall, N. & Smythe, S. (2007). A guide to learning disabilities resources for adult literacy educators: A “whole-life” approach. Vancouver: NLS-HRSDC/RiPAL-BC.

Smythe, S. & Courage, D. (2007). Toward a “whole-life” perspective to learning disabilities in adult literacy settings: A conceptual framework for professional development. Vancouver: NLS-HRSDC/RiPAL-BC.

Smythe, S. (2007). Child and youth development and income inequality in Canada: A review of the literature. Vancouver: First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition.

Smythe, S. (2005). The weaving literacy planning guide: Integrated literacy in Canadian communities. Ottawa: National Literacy Secretariat/HRSDC/FRP Canada.

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