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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|40 pages
Frameworks for co-operative education
part II|72 pages
part III|75 pages
Co-operative education in co-operatives and higher education