A New Weave
Popular Education in Canada and Central America

Arnold, Rick; Barndt, Deborah; Burke, Bev
Publisher:  CUSO Development Education; Ontario Institute for Adult Education, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published:  1987   First Published:  1986
Pages:  101pp   Price:  $5 (reduced for large orders)  
Book Type:  Handbooks/Manuals

Dewey:  370.115
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3221

A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central America and other solidarity networks.

Abstract:  A New Weave is written for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central America and other solidarity networks.

A New Weave begins with a look at Canadian education and organizing work since the turn of the century. It then briefly describes popular education in the Central American context.

The second part of the book, "Some New Designs", selects four new ideas or designs from the Central American experience and reworks them for the Canadian context. In the final section, the authors fcous on tasks facing educators in Canada.

The book is well illustrated and is full of practical ideas, suggestions, and examples of popular education.


Table of Contents

Educators as Weavers
Popular Educators' Dictionary

The Fabric of Our Lives
Looking for our roots
The Latin American Context
Introducing Alforja: A Popular Education Network in Central America

Some New Designs
Another way of thinking
The learning loom
Naming the political movement
-Monthly meetings
-The Social Tree
Creative program designs
-Central American Solidarity events
-Another design example: examining sexism
New ways of doing old tasks

Making Connections
Some initiatives
The Alforja Network as one model
Making connections among ourselves

Appendix
Six member centres of Alforja
Bibliography
Feedback form


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