The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)
NALL : New Approaches to Lifelong Learning
Funded by the SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and composed of more than 50 researchers and collaborators, the Research Network on new Approaches to Lifelong Learning (NALL) produced a wealth of empirical data, both qualitative and quantitative, on the subject of lifelong learning. The Annotated Bibliography of Studies Based on Data from the Research Network on New Approaches to Lifelong Learning edited by D.W. Livingstone contains a summary of the project findings. [PDF]
NALL's basic objectives are to document current relations between informal learning and formal/nonformal education, identify major social barriers to integrating informal learning with formal/nonformal programs and certification, and support new program initiatives that promise to overcome such barriers.