ERIC Number: ED477383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Change: Popular Education and the Labor Movement.
Delp, Linda, Ed.; Outman-Kramer, Miranda, Ed.; Schurman, Susan J., Ed.; Wong, Kent, Ed.
These 28 essays recount popular education's history and its multiple uses in the labor movement today: to organize the unorganized, to develop new leaders and activists, and to strengthen labor and community alliances. They explore its other facets: theater and culture, economics education, workplace safety and health, and classroom use and address experiences from Canada and the United States (US)-Mexico border. The essays are "Popular Education" (Bernard); "Popular Education, Labor, and Social Change" (Hurst); "Highlander and Labor" (Williams, Sessions); "Organizing Public Sector Workers in Puerto Rico" (Delp, Outman-Kramer); "Stamford, Connecticut, Case Study" (McAlevey); "Paolo Freire Hits L.A.'s Mean Streets" (Bacon); "Year 2000 Justice for Janitors Campaign" (Arellano);"Las Vegas Hotel Workers Find a Voice" (Lee, Baker); "Empowering the Members' Voice" (Del Valle); "Economic Justice in the Los Angeles Figueroa Corridor" (Haas); "Fighting for a Living Wage in Santa Monica" (Rothstein); "Just Transition Alliance" (View); "Power of Voices" (Williams); "Battle in Seattle" (Brown); "On Theater and the Labor Movement" (Delp, Outman-Kramer); "Forum Theater" (Delp); "Theater for Worker Health and Safety" (Dooley); "Experiences with Popular Economic Education" (Teninty); "Justice for Avondale Workers" (Washington); "Building a Worker Health and Safety Movement" (Delp); "Workplace Learning, Literacy, and English for Speakers of Other Languages" (Chenven); "English Classes at the Union Hall" (Utech); "Labor in the Schools" (Tubach); "Labor Deserves Credit" (Schurman); "Case Method in Labor Leadership Education" (Bernard); "Confronting Trade Policies from the Bottom Up" (Delp, De Lara); and "Worker-Educators and Union Transformation" (Thomas, Martin). A resources list consists of 18 United States, 5 Canadian, 2 Latin American, and 1 Asian organizations and 2 international networks. (YLB)
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Collective Bargaining, Community Involvement, Consciousness Raising, Economics Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Empowerment, Labor Education, Labor Relations, Leadership Training, Literacy Education, Nonschool Educational Programs, Occupational Safety and Health, Popular Education, Social Change, Theater Arts, Union Members, Unions, Workplace Literacy
UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, Box 951478, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478 ($20). Tel: 310-794-5982; Web site: http://www.labor.ucla.edu/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
Identifiers: Canada; Labor Organizers; United States
Note: Produced by the Center for Labor Research and Education and the George Meany Center for Labor Studies, The National Labor College.