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A snapshot of social economy content in Canadian senior secondary schools

2010

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Utilizing the findings from the case studies and reviewing the literature on education practice; the paper suggests a number of ‘best practices’ and practical tools to improve the type of education that senior secondary students receive about the Social Economy. [...] This study has important implications for the kinds of Social Economy research that is conducted in the future as well as the types of tools that are developed to measure and assess the presence of the Social Economy in schools. [...] The second paradox is that, despite the values and ambitions they share, the organisations, movements, and individuals that make up the Social Economy sector do not always easily work together in promoting the concept of the Social Economy within the schools. [...] The study has important implications for the kinds of Social Economy research that is conducted in the future as well as the types of tools that are developed to measure and assess the presence of the Social Economy in schools. [...] For the purposes of this project researchers have understood the concept broadly, as a set of social and economic practices and organizational forms; linked by a normative commitment to improving the lives of people, the well-being of communities, and the health the environment (McMurtry, 2009).

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