Category Archives: Education

Cooperation and Human Nature

The New York Times published an article on childhood behavioral studies, among related research, that reveals a more positive and nuanced view of our biological heritage than the Social Darwinist promoted. However the article leaves a lot to be … Continue reading

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Green Worker Coops Academy News

In my last post, I was remiss in failing to highlight  the efforts being made to bridge the education gap in the United States. In addition to the Peer Technical Assistance Network through the US Federation’s Democracy at Work Institute … Continue reading

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Education Matters in Worker Coops

A friend and colleague of mine recently posted a letter to several people about troubles in a particular worker coop. I won’t name the people involved for obvious reasons (and if you comment on this, I will insist that your … Continue reading

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Education and the Co-operative World

This post is from November 1, 2007 shortly after my return from a 10 day trip to Mondragon Co-operative.
The bedrock upon which the foundation of Mondragon sits is Education. This was the beginning revolutionary act of José María Arizmendiarreta. He … Continue reading

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Management Training in a Worker Cooperative

The day began early as we jumped on the bus to head off to Mondragon’s Otalora Management Training Institute for a full day of discussion about the methodology of training Mondragon’s managers, how Mondragon uses its system to help and … Continue reading

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