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ERIC Number: EJ1026395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Power in Practice: Trade Union Education in Sierra Leone
Stirling, John
McGill Journal of Education, v48 n3 p531-549 2013
This article presents an analysis of the development of a trade union education program in Sierra Leone in the geo-historical context of British colonialism. It places the argument in relation to the contradictory trends of trade unionism more generally and alongside their antagonistic cooperation with capitalism. It discusses the limits and potentialities of a radical pedagogy when trade unions are constrained to engage with existing power structures that use English as the dominant language. It places more theoretical arguments within the context of a country characterized by major inequalities and facing the neoliberal challenges of globalization and a trade union movement seeking to be representative of an informal workforce but rooted in the formal economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sierra Leone; United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A