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Can Free Schools Work?
Moffatt, Gary
Before starting on another round of alternative education projects, it might be helpful to try to understand why few of the last round's projects achieved long term success.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Dream Tower: The Life and Legacy of Rochdale College
Mietkiewicz, Henry; Mackowycz, Bob
Dream Tower
Mann, Ron
Follows the history Rochdale College, a famous experiment in co-operative living and self-directed education in 1960's Toronto.
Inside Rochdale
What Rochdale has done is to provide a meeting ground on which those disenchanted with the running of modern society can attempt to work out an alternative environment.
Rochdale College: Connexipedia Article
An experiment in student-run alternative education and co-operative living in Toronto, Canada. 1968-1975.
Rochdale: The Runaway Collage
Sharpe, David
Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's...
Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers: Wikipedia article
The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers, founded in 1844, was an early consumer co-operative, and one of the first to pay a patronage dividend, forming the basis for the modern co-operative movemen...
What We Got Away With: Rochdale College and Canadian Art in the Sixties
Simpson, Robin Barry
MA Thesis, Concordia, 2011
The Yellow Journal: Issue 5 - August 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles on Stereotypes in the Dailies; Getting to the heart of housing; Kenora Occupiers Supported; Media coverage of a raid on Rochdale College; In Defence of Patronage;

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Rochdale Principles
Wikipedia article
The Rochdale Principles are a set of ideals for the operation of cooperatives. They were first set out in 1844 by the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in Rochdale, England and have formed the ba...