Co operation Learning and Co operative Values

Author: Tom Woodin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317695208
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Exploring Consensual Leadership in Higher Education

Author: Lynne Gornall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350043567
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Exploring Consensual Leadership in Higher Education explores the idea that the nature of academic work is both creative and consensual. Higher education relationships, whether between managers, staff, learners or the public sphere, are at their most effective when rooted in partnership, teamwork, collaboration and collegiality. The term 'consensual' is used because it situates new leadership models as structures based on consent, reflecting tacit traditions in education alongside ideas of leadership in other settings, including emerging industries. The aim is to celebrate achievements, encourage engagement opportunities, and add to the problem-solving knowledge-base. However, issues and problems in participatory engagement are also considered, and the borderlines between consensus (collective assent and agreement) and 'dissensus' (widespread, serious, disagreement) are examined critically. The contributors offer a range of alternative perspectives on leadership, reflecting the diverse forms and ways of working practised in different national higher educational contexts and cultural settings. The volume incorporates a variety of approaches and points of view, including stories of leadership and change, innovation projects and case studies, key interviews and insights, and collective team writing.

Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion

Author: M. Shuayb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283904
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Learning Peace

Author: Betty A. Reardon
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791417560
Format: PDF, ePub
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'The most striking feature of this book is the fact that a group of highly qualified scholars and educators collaborated before the dissolution of the Soviet Union exchanging ideas and practical programs for teaching ecological and cooperative education. They modeled the process they advocate. They changed their own thinking to understand the thinking of others. They couched their concerns in a framework of human rights, political and social responsibility, and practical transformations of national educational approaches that are often myopic and competitive. While accenting some positive educational trends within their national borders, they also criticized cultural and educational limitations.' Anne Shepard, Associate Superintendent of Schools, Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri

It s Elementary Elementary Grades Task Force Report

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788127168
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Focuses on the changing school population, changing expectations for the elementary school, and the changing view of how children learn. Primarily designed to be used as a road map for the school team of teachers, parents, and administrators, this report points the way for elementary education reform to help bring a "rich and rigorous education to all students." One of the most significant statements on the reform and restructuring of elementary education in the U.S. Award-Winner! Over 100,000 copies sold! Illustrated.

Co operative Internet Learning

Author: William Coughlan, Jr.
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 074143413X
Format: PDF
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This book combines together historical, feminist, and psychoanalytic theory, as well as some minimal Buddhist logic, into a co-operative process to enable the reader to develop an Internet co-op school.