ERIC Number: ED423385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Workers' Education, Civil Society and International Development.
Workers Educational Association, London (England).
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is a national voluntary organization dedicated to giving adults in the United Kingdom access to organized learning. The International Federation of Workers' Educational Associations (IFWEA), which was founded in 1947 largely at the initiative of the WEA, is composed of more than 100 organizations in 54 countries that are active in promoting and delivering workers' education. The WEA and the IFWEA responded to the Department for International Development (DfID) paper "Strengthening DfID's Support for Civil Society" by presenting their views on the following topics: workers' education and civil society; international development and civil society in the United Kingdom and in the global civil society; civil society, government, and partnerships; civil society and the trade union movement; trade unions and development awareness; trade unions as agents of civil society; and international trade unions as strategic partners. It was concluded that engagement with workers' education organizations would enhance the British government's international development policies and that further DfID engagement with workers' education organizations would better contribute to elimination of world poverty. (Appended are the addresses of contact persons at the WEA and IFWEA and lists of organizations affiliated with the WEA and IFWEA.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Role, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Government School Relationship, International Organizations, International Programs, Labor Education, National Organizations, Nongovernmental Organizations, Position Papers, Role of Education, Unions, Voluntary Agencies
Workers' Educational Association, Temple House, 17 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PB, England.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Workers Educational Association, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom