Richard Desjardins
Moore Hall 3119
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095-1521

P: (310) 825-1244
E: dezride@live.com

Richard Desjardins

Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, International and Comparative Education, Stockholm University, 2004
  • MA, Economics, Carleton University, 1999
  • BA Honors, Economics, Carleton University, 1998

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Reproductive and transformative processes associated with lifelong learning systems
  • Intergenerational and distributional effects of education and learning on economic and social outcomes
  • Governance and financing of lifelong learning systems
  • Dynamic and interactive effects of structure-agency relations in determining participation in lifelong learning
  • Communication and relationships among actors/institutions relevant to lifelong learning systems
  • Comparative analysis of welfare state regimes and policies that affect the development and coordination of lifelong learning systems.
  • “Research” – “policy” relationship
  • Interdisciplinary and fragmentation of scientific knowledge relevant to educational research

Select Publications

Desjardins, R., & Rubenson, K. (eds) (2013). Adult learning systems in comparative perspective, European Journal of Education, 48 (2), pp. 193-325.

Desjardins, R. (2013). The economics of adult education: A critical assessment of the state of adult education, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2013 (138), pp. 81-90.

Desjardins, R. (in press). Considerations of the impact of neoliberalism and alternative regimes on learnings and its outcomes: With an empirical example based on the level and distribution of adult learning, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 23 (2).

Rubenson, K., & Desjardins, R. (2009). The impact of welfare state regimes on barriers to participation in adult education: A bounded agency model, Adult Education Quarterly, 59 (3), pp. 187-207.

Desjardins, R., & Rubenson, K. (eds) (2009). Research of vs Research for Education Policy: In an Era of Transnational Education Policy-making. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.

Desjardins, R. (2008). Researching the links between education and well being, European Journal of Education, 43 (1), pp. 23-36.