The Catalyst Centre
This manual has been assembled to support facilitators, community activists, people in precarious employment and educators to make change around precarious employment and to develop an expanded notion about what makes a job precarious. The exercises in the manual are intended to promote reflections, discussions and even plan for actions that will result in better, more decent jobs for all. The activities are participatory and based on a popular education approach to communication and learning, drawing on the knowledge and experience of participants.
Participant kits in English and Spanish available through York University Publications
The Art and Science of Community-Based Dialogue
by David Diamond
Theatre for Living approaches the community as a living organism and recognizes when plays are created, they are made to help us investigate ways to change the behaviors that create the structure, not only the structure itself.
by Paulo Freire
This book proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. Dedicated to the oppressed and based on Paulo Freire’s own experience helping Brazilian adults to read and write, It is considered one of the foundational texts of critical pedagogy and includes a detailed analysis of the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized.
An ESOL Workbook For Immigrant Workers
Produced by CASA of Maryland, this workbook discusses the importance of employment organization and workers’ rights. It follows the steps of immigrants from coming into the US, looking for work and ends with the advocation for social change.
A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism
by Jim Stanford, Economist for the CAW
Jim Stanford’s Economics for Everyone has quickly become a standard reference for economics literacy and popular education. Now published in 6 languages, the book is used in higher education, trade unions, and community education initiatives around the world.
by Drick Boyd
Popular education in North America today largely operates “under the radar”; even so it is a powerful and dynamic social movement that is resisting oppression, fighting injustice, and bringing hope to people in communities large and small.
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by Anne Hope & Sally Timmel
This excerpt from Training for Transformation, A Handbook for Community Workers was written in order to support the work of community workers in Africa and provides a good background and framework for the philosophy of popular education in doing community organizing.
by Suzanne Doerge
The evolving theory and practice of feminist popular education has implications that stretch beyond particular workshops with women. Feminist popular education is transforming the world from where women stand. It is, as with popular education, also a theory and methodology for social movements, community development and research.
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