The Knowledge Economy and Education

Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action

Editors: Duguid, Fiona, Mündel, Karsten, Schugurensky, Daniel (Eds.)

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Since most research on work focuses on paid work, and most literature on education concentrates on schools, it is not surprising that studies on the relations between work and learning emphasize the relations between paid employment and organized education. This unique book deals with an area that has been rarely covered in the literature on work and education: the connections between volunteer work and informal learning. Through a variety of examples, ranging from the Red Cross to teacher-labourers, from cooperatives to social housing, and from participatory democracy to environmental social movements, this volume examines the learning dimension of volunteer work in different contexts. It also considers the special case of volunteerism among recent immigrants. The case studies analyze three basic types of voluntary organizations: those providing social services, representing local communities and mobilizing for social change. The chapters include profiles of the actual work their members do and detailed accounts of the learning practices they are engaged in during their work, and the impact of such learning on their personal and professional development. The concluding chapter offers a comparative analysis, practical recommendations and steps for further research.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schugurensky, Daniel

    Pages 1-16

  • Volunteer Work and Informal Learning

    Duguid, Fiona (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • Volunteer Work and Informal Learning

    Stowe, Susan

    Pages 37-61

  • Learning and Knowledge Transfer in Volunteering

    Akingbola, Kunle (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Living and Learning Through Solidarity and Struggle

    Perry, J. Adam

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action
Editors
  • Fiona Duguid
  • Karsten Mündel
  • Daniel Schugurensky
Series Title
The Knowledge Economy and Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-233-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-233-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 240
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