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Renewing Workers’ Education: A Radical Vision

Linda Cooper and Sheri Hamilton, editors
Renewing Workers’ Education: A Radical Vision
ISBN: 978-0-7969-2581-7
$29.95
2020/244 pages
Distributed for HSRC Press

DESCRIPTION

Renewing Workers’ Education focuses on educational initiatives created by workers for workers across the employment spectrum.

After documenting recent history and current practices related to workers' education in South Africa and beyond, the authors explore conceptual tools that can facilitate reflecting on, theorizing about, and effectively grappling with today's challenges.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Linda Cooper is associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Cape Town. Sheri Hamilton is lecturer in the Department of Education and Curriculm Studies at the University of Johannesburg, as well as an activist involved in workers' education issues.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword—Salim Vally and Ivor Baatjes.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • LEARNING FROM HISTORY TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT AND ENVISION THE FUTURE.
  • Union Education as a "Structuring Process of Appropriation by Workers of Their Own History"—D. Sikwebu.
  • Organizing, Mass Mobilization, and Worker Education: Experiences With Political Worker Education in South Africa and Namibia—K. Moodley and H. Jauch.
  • "For our Children Tomorrow": Workers Making, Learning, and Teaching About History— J. Grossman.
  • INSTITUTIONALIZING WORKERS' EDUCATION: DEMOCRATIZING OR DOMESTICATING?
  • The Formalization and Institutionalization of Workers’ Education in South Africa: Prospects, Questions, and Anxieties—M. Wa Bofelo.
  • Is There Still Space for Women Only Programs?—G. Hartman
  • Ploughing Back Workers’ Education: A  Critical Review of an Education Program for Trade Union Women—V. Pillay.
  • The Nigerian Labour Congress: Toward Systematized Trade Union Education for Social Transformation in Nigeria—B. Aye and V. Udeh.
  • EDUCATING WORKERS ON THE LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERIPHERY.
  • Workers' Education and Informal Workers—C. Bonner.
  • Learning and Leadership in Organizing Temporary Agency Workers in Canada—A. Choudry, M. Henaway. and E. Shragge.
  • Workers' Education in the Context of Precariousness: Thinking Outside of the Union Box—M. Hlatshwayo.
  • Plays as Education: Producing Useful Knowledge For/With Precarious Workers—A. von Kotze.
  • RETHINKING WORKERS' EDUCATION: A CONCEPTUAL TOOLBOX.
  • Rebuilding Workers' Education on Marxist Foundations: Reclaiming Ideas of Working-Class Struggle and Socialism—S. Hamilton.
  • Anarcho-Syndicalism and Union Education in South Africa: A Critical Evaluation of the Tradition of the Congress of South African Trade Unions—M. Moussouris and L. van der Walt.
  • Workers' Education and Working-Class Hegemony: Distilling Lessons from the Past in Order to Rebuild the Future—L. Cooper.
     
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