Co-operation: the antidote to isolated misery

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 55 Number 2 (2013)

Co-operation: the antidote to isolated misery
SARAH JONES pages 227-244
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2013.55.2.227


This is a case study demonstrating the impact the co-operative movement has had on one co-operative school in south-west England. Lipson Co-operative Academy in Plymouth was one of the first schools to convert to become a co-operative school in 2009. The article has been co-written by members of the Academy and focuses on three transformational aspects of co-operative education: co-operative learning; co-operative professional development; and the Young Co-operative movement. It is set within a frame of democratic schooling recently described by Fielding and Moss and Woods, but draws upon Deming, Cole and Dewey in its original reasoning. In it we establish how it is possible to swim against the tide of neoliberal individualism and competition to grow a successful school built on democratic principles and co-operation. By persevering on this journey we are committed to our mission of developing the conscience of the next generation.

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SARAH JONES (2013) Co-operation: the antidote to isolated misery, FORUM, 55(2), 227-244.

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