Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action
Fiona Duguid, Karsten Mündel, Daniel Schugurensky
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 12, 2013 - Education - 240 pages
Since most research on work focuses on paid work, and most literature on education concentrates on schools, it is not surprising that studies on the relations between work and learning emphasize the relations between paid employment and organized education. This unique book deals with an area that has been rarely covered in the literature on work and education: the connections between volunteer work and informal learning. Through a variety of examples, ranging from the Red Cross to teacher-labourers, from cooperatives to social housing, and from participatory democracy to environmental social movements, this volume examines the learning dimension of volunteer work in different contexts. It also considers the special case of volunteerism among recent immigrants. The case studies analyze three basic types of voluntary organizations: those providing social services, representing local communities and mobilizing for social change. The chapters include profiles of the actual work their members do and detailed accounts of the learning practices they are engaged in during their work, and the impact of such learning on their personal and professional development. The concluding chapter offers a comparative analysis, practical recommendations and steps for further research.
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1 VOLUNTEER WORK AND INFORMAL LEARNING A CONCEPTUAL DISCUSSION
2 VOLUNTEER WORK AND INFORMAL LEARNING MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AND CANADIAN TRENDS
3 LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN VOLUNTEERING EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCE OF RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS
4 LIVING AND LEARNING THROUGHSOLIDARITY AND STRUGGLE ASSESSING THE INFORMAL LEARNING OF FRONTIER COLLEGE ...
5 THE EXPERIENCES OF IMMIGRANTS WHO VOLUNTEER TO ACCESS THE LABOUR MARKET PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF VOLU...
6 LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER VOLUNTEERS LEARNING EXPERIENCES IN HOUSING COOPERATIVES
7 LEARNING PARTICIPATORY CITIZENSHIP EXPLORING THE INFORMAL LEARNING OF TENANT VOLUNTEERS AT TORONTO COM...
8 VOLUNTEERS FOR DEMOCRACY INFORMAL LEARNING THROUGH PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
9 CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF VOLUNTEERING IN COMMUNITYBASED ORGANIZA...
10 LEARNING THROUGH VOLUNTEERING IN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS THE CASE OF THE FRENTE CÍVICO
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