Co operation Learning and Co operative Values

Author: Tom Woodin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695208
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The rapidity of change in education has intensified in recent years. With the emergence of ‘co-operative schools’ and a new framework focusing heavily on co-operation, a direct challenge to ways of thinking about education, at both school and university level, has developed. Co-operation, Learning and Co-operative Values addresses the urgent need to describe, analyse and assess the growth of co-operative education. The relationship between co-operation and education is a complex process and this book critically reflects on the tensions and obstacles facing this movement. It brings together the contributions of academics and practitioners from a range of backgrounds, and explores topics including: Theories and histories of co-operative values and principles Critical views of the practice of co-operative education Case studies of processes in action from both schools and higher education Co-operative education in a wider context This book provides an essential introduction to a new and expanding area of research with chapters by many leading commentators in education. It will be of interest to researchers and educators interested in education and social policy.

Mainstreaming Co Operation

Author: Anthony Webster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719099595
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After decades of flying beneath the radar, co-operation as a principle of business and socio-economic organisation is moving from the margins of economic, social and political thought into the mainstream. In both the developed and developing world, co-operative models are increasingly viewed as central to tackling a diverse array of issues, including global food security, climate change, sustainable economic development, public service provision and gender inequality. This collection, drawing together research from an interdisciplinary group of scholars and co-operative practitioners, considers the different spheres in which co-operatives are becoming more prominent. Drawing examples from different national and international contexts, the book offers major insights into how co-operation will come to occupy a more central role in social and economic life in the twenty-first century. Mainstreaming co-operation will be of interest to students and academics studying economics, business studies, history, politics and international development, but also to policy makers interested in co-operatives and mutuals as a viable alternative to conventional models of social and economic development.

Rethinking Education through Critical Psychology

Author: Gail Davidge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317384326
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Since the very first ‘co-operative’ school opened its doors in 2008, the complicated relations between ‘co-operative’ approaches to schooling and democratic subjectivity remain unexplored. This ground breaking book considers the role of ‘voice’ in co-operative schooling and its place in radical research, offering an original, critical analysis of an alternative model of ‘co-operative’ schooling set within the context of the contemporary public education sector in England. Drawing on post structural theory and critical ethnographic research, the author explores how this model might offer new ways of thinking about what education is for and who stands to benefit or lose when schools adopt co-operative ways of working together across the structures of governance, pedagogy and curriculum. The book considers how participatory ways of working in education might inform a more critical educational psychology that takes engendering equality and collective well-being as an alternative starting point to measuring individual achievement and cognitive development. This text will appeal to advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners, particularly in the field of psychology, education, politics and social research, with an interest in developing a critical appreciation of inequalities in education and in reimagining the possibilities for change.

Cooperative Learning in New Zealand Schools

Author: Don F. Brown
Publisher: Social Science Press
ISBN: 9780864693457
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Women experience more work-related health problems than men. Gender segregation at work means different health and safety issues for women and men, but at present women's occupational health and safety issues receive less attention and most research has been on men. Occupational health and safety issues for both women and men need to be kept to the fore in workplaces and in national policy making. Employed women and men have better health than unemployed or unpaid workers, but job insecurity, overwork and unhealthy workplaces often cancel out the benefits of a paid job. Women occupy fewer good jobs than men and have a larger share of bad jobs. A lifetime of typical women's work leads to poorer health amongst older women. This book discusses and provides case studies of hidden hazards in women's work, drawing comparisons across English-speaking countries and other Western industrial environments. It points to practical ways in which health and safety in workplaces can be made more gender-sensitive, to benefit both women and men. It concludes by recommending that gender mainstreaming be put on government policy agendas to improve occupational health and safety and public health.

Humanizing the Economy

Author: John Restakis
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 086571651X
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How the largest social movement in history is making the world a better place.

Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion

Author: M. Shuayb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283904
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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.

The Hidden Alternative

Author: Anthony Webster
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719086564
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The Hidden Alternative will be of interest to students and academics studying economic, business studies, history or politics, and also to policy-makers who have witnessed the inadequacies of investor-led business models during the global recession.

Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World

Author: International Labour Organization
ISBN: 9789221262077
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explores the underlying rationale for the approach adopted by the COOPAfrica, a regional technical programme established by the ILO in October 2007, and highlights innovative features in the process of setting up and implementing phase 1 of the programme (2007-2010).