Learning for a Co-Operative World: Education, Social Change and the Co-Operative College

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Tom Woodin, Linda Shaw
Institute of Education Press (IOE Press), Jun 17, 2019 - 190 pages
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.

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About the author (2019)

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

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

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