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Study Circles

Solidarity through Learning
  • Saliem Patel
Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL)

Abstract

This chapter deals with the question of how study circles create spaces for activists of trade unions and community organisations to learn from each other about forging solidarity under current precarious conditions in the world of work and in our communities. The International Federation of Workers’ Education Associations (IFWEA) conducted a study circle project in Cape Town coordinated by its affiliate, the Labour Research Service (LRS), to introduce the study circle method to activists from selected trade unions and community organisations.

Keywords

Trade Union Community Organisation Migrant Worker Domestic Worker Labour Movement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saliem Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.IFWEASouth Africa

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