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.

part I|40 pages

Frameworks for co-operative education

part II|72 pages

Co-operative schools

part III|75 pages

Co-operative education in co-operatives and higher education

chapter 10|16 pages

The co-operative university? Transforming higher education

ByStephen Yeo

chapter 11|14 pages

Policy, principles and practice: co-operative studies in higher education

ByDiarmuid McDonnell, Elizabeth C. Macknight

chapter 12|16 pages

A turning point? Mapping co-operative education in the UK

ByLinda Shaw

chapter |6 pages

Co-operation and competition – a commentary

ByTim Brighouse

chapter |3 pages


ByTom Woodin