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Useable pasts for a co-operative university: as different as light from darkness?

Woodin, T; (2019) Useable pasts for a co-operative university: as different as light from darkness? In: Noble, M and Ross, C, (eds.) Reclaiming the University for the Public Good Experiments and Futures in Co-operative Higher Education. (pp. 23-43). Palgrave Macmillan Green open access

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Abstract

The ferment of ideas which developed around co-operation and higher education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries helps to contextualise the current initiatives in Co-operative higher education. The consumer co-operative movement became a major economic and social presence in the UK and, in many respects, it was an educational movement. The early ideas for what became the Co-operative College developed slowly on the ground. Nevertheless, significant visions of the transformation of higher learning were generated within the co-operative movement from its inception in the early-nineteenth century. These ideas were part of a growing educational shift concerned with access to learning for everyone. In addition, the co-operative movement highlighted the equal need for both liberal and technical education and so traversed prevailing educational divisions. The tensions and dilemmas involved in building a co-operative university are critically assessed within a historical context.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Useable pasts for a co-operative university: as different as light from darkness?
ISBN: 303021625X
ISBN-13: 9783030216252
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-21625-2_2
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21625-2_2
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Education, Co-operative, University
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10116067
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