I am a Canadian citizen, living in Canada (although currently on sabbatical in London). I am currently an Associate Professor in Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. My areas of research are adult education and community development, museums, libraries and galleries as key learning/education sites, community cultural leadership, and women and leadership. I would work on research projects, make presentations and contribute book and/or journal chapters.
Qualitative research, arts-based research, participatory research. Key themes are adult education, cultural institutions, the arts and women’s issues.
2010 Internal Research Grant – Public Libraries as Sites of Adult Education (Co-Applicant)
2009 SSHRC (International Opportunities Fund) – An International Study of Contemporary Adult Non-formal Educational Practices in Arts and Culture Institutions in Canada and Europe (Principal Investigator)
2009 Internal Research Grant - An Exploration of Contemporary Lifelong Learning Practices in Arts Institutions in Canada and the United Kingdom (Principal Applicant)
2009 Collaborative Faculty Incentive Grants, York University – Ending Homelessness: “What Works and for Whom?” A Knowledge Mobilization Partnership (Co-Investigator)
2008 Shastri Indo Canadian Institute - Women’s Nonformal Political Education and Learning in Canada and India: An International Study to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (Principal Investigator)
2008 SSHRC - Teacher Education Beyond the Classroom Walls:Supporting Learning in Community Places and Spaces (Co-Investigator)
2007 SSHRC (International Opportunities Fund) – An Exploration of Women’s Nonformal Political Education And Learning in Canada and India
2007 SSHRC (UVic Internal) - Beyond the Classroom Walls: A Mapping Project in Support of Pre-service Civic and Social Learning for Teacher Education Students, (Applicant)
2006 Adult Learning Knowledge Centre/Canadian Council for Learning - Street-Life’s Creative Turn: Knowledge Mobilisation and Dissemination of Community Arts-Based Learning For Homeless/Street-Involved Women in Victoria, B.C. (Principal Investigator)
I was the International Coordinator of the Learning for Environmental Action Programme of the International Council for five years. I have also been the editor of newsletters and journals. I have been President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, the Canadian Association for Women and Education. I am current board member of the British Columbia Arts Council and the Victoria Women’s Shelter. I am also a Board Member of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation in Toronto. In this capacity, I am Chair of the Adult Education Sub-committee and Co-chair of the Human Resources Committee. We are considered a ‘working board’ and I am currently undertaking two studies for the foundation.
I have also produced papers for UNESCO and the OECD on environmental adult education.
Clover, D.E. & Stalker, J. (2008). Fiesty fabrics: Women’s education, learning and activism through fabric arts in Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand. Studies in the Education of Adults, 40(1), 80-95.
Clover D.E. & Craig, C. (2009). Street-life’s creative turn: An exploration of arts-based adult education and knowledge mobilization with homeless/street-involved women in Victoria. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 21(2), 21-36.
Clover, D.E. & McGregor, C. (2010). Women’s nonformal political education and learning in British Columbia, Participation and Governance, 3(2), 29-44.
Clover, D.E. (2010). A contemporary review of feminist aesthetic practices in selective adult education journals and conference proceedings. Adult Education Quarterly, 60(3), 233- 248
McGregor, C., Clover, D.E., Farrell, M. & Battacharya, S. (2009). Women’s political education: Developing political leadership in Canada and India. Global Media Journal, 8(15), http://lass.calumet.purdue.edu/cca/gmj/fa09/gmj-fa09-TOC.htm
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