Co-operative leadership and higher education: four case studies

Neary, Mike and Winn, Joss (2017) Co-operative leadership and higher education: four case studies. In: The Co-operative Education and Research Conference, 5-6 April 2017, Manchester.

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This paper reports on recent research into co-operative leadership which aims to support co-operative higher education; where co-operative education is understood as the connection between the co-operative movement and co-operative learning (Breeze 2011). The research was carried out in three co-operatives: a co-operative school, a co-operative university, a workers’ co-operative, and an employee owned retail business. The research is framed within a set of catalytic principles established in previous research (Neary and Winn 2016): knowledge, democracy, bureaucracy, livelihood and solidarity. The results have been developed as a diagnostic tool for academics, other staff and students in higher education institutions to assess the extent to which they are already operating in co-operative manner and how these co-operative practices might be further developed. The ultimate aim of these activities is to establish a cooperative university. The research is funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Keywords:Co-operatives, leadership, educational leadership, Higher Education, co-operative education
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:26917
Deposited On:05 Apr 2017 10:44

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