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Learning for a Co-operative World

Education, Social Change and the Co-operative College

Edited by Tom Woodin and Linda Shaw
Paperback
August 2019
9781858566801
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  • Publisher
    Trentham Books
  • Published
    8th August
  • ISBN 9781858566801
  • Language English
  • Pages 204 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
$41.95

Learning for a Co-operative World traces the remarkable growth of co-operative education over the decades and critically evaluates its forms today, the implications for formal and informal learning, and its potential for the future. It considers key elements of co-operative education and learning across the age range and in diverse national and international settings.

Chapters describe models of learning in, by and for co-operatives, based upon the values and principles of the movement, namely: democracy and solidarity, equality and equity, self-help and self-responsibility. Co-operative values and principles have also been applied to over 600 co-operative schools and inform the movement for co-operative higher education. The book celebrates the centenary in 2019 of the Co-operative College, which has played a leading role in the development of co-operative education and is working towards a cooperative university.

Foreword, by Simon Parkinson
Introduction, by Tom Woodin and Linda Shaw

PART 1 LEARNING FROM THE PAST

1. The character of co-operation: Reflections on education and co-operative learning, by Keith Crome and Patrick O’Connor
2. Recovering co-operative educational traditions, by Tom Woodin
3. The Co-operative College and co-operative education internationally, by Linda Shaw
4. ‘O Pioneers’: Presentation and meaning in the work of the Co-operative Heritage Trust, by Liz McIvor

PART 2 LEARNING FROM CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE

5. Leadership in co-operatives, by Michael L. Cook
6. The nature, purpose and place of co-operative education in new times: Learning to know, do, be and live together, by Cilla Ross
7. Building sustainable co-operatives: Education and co-operative development practice, by Linda Shaw

PART 3 LEARNING FROM NEW PRACTICES
8. On platforms for co-operative knowledge production, by Richard Hall
9. Co-operative social entrepreneurship: Reflections on a decade embedding co-operative studies in social enterprise courses, by Rory Ridley-Duff
10. Reimagining education policy: Co-operative schools and the social solidarity alternative, by Deborah Ralls
11. The co-operative university now!, by Mike Neary and Joss Winn

Index

Tom Woodin

Dr. Tom Woodin is Reader in the Social History of Education at the UCL Institute of Education.

Linda Shaw

Dr. Linda Shaw is a former Vice Principal at the Co-operative College in Manchester.