Co-operative schools – an agenda for change? Seminar at the Institute of Education
The recent creation of a Co-operative Schools Network has been heralded as a new beginning in education: specialist schools, co-operative trusts and academies have all been established and the network now has over 100 schools. Co-operative values and principles, including democracy, membership and solidarity, are seen as helping to address contemporary educational deficits in many different ways. These interventions reflect a wider growth of co-operation and mutuality across private and public spaces in the UK. Connections are also being made with co-operative schools across the world as well as co-operative educational initiatives in developing countries.
Co-operative schools – an agenda for change? is the first in a series of seminars examining the co-operative movement and education. It will introduce the work of co-operative schools and suggest priorities for research.
Speakers include: Mervyn Wilson, Principal and Chief Executive, Co-operative College, ‘An outline of the Co-operative Schools Network’
Paul Griffiths, head teacher, and Kate Draper, Trust Secretary and Partnership Manager, St Clere’s School, ‘Developing co-operative ideas in practice’
Dr Doug Bourn, Director, Development Education Research Centre and Dr Tom Woodin, senior lecturer, Institute of Education, ‘An agenda for research’
There is no charge for attendance but places are limited. To book a place contact Guy Benton at email@example.com.
For further information contact Tom Woodin at firstname.lastname@example.org, see the flier below or visit www.ioe.ac.uk.
Published On: March 10, 2011
Written By: Natalie
Filed Under: Schools and Young People