Making Co-operative Ideas Work

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

Making Co-operative Ideas Work
PHIL ARNOLD pages 245-254
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2013.55.2.245


Reddish Vale Technology College was the first co-operative trust in England. The democratic and co-operative nature of the experiment mean that students have gained a greater voice in the organisation of the school. As a result, new social enterprises, environmental interventions, connections with the community and with the wider co-operative movement have all thrived. The importance of taking action in partnership with learners, staff, parents, partners and community all contribute to the development of a more autonomous and democratic form of education. This example is understood within the context of the Schools Co-operative Society.

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PHIL ARNOLD (2013) Making Co-operative Ideas Work, FORUM, 55(2), 245-254.

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