Proposal Title

Collective struggles – collective learning: A history of women garment workers and adult education

Abstract

Since early in the 20th century workers’ education has been a vital part of the agenda of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). This paper provides an overview of various aspects and examples of workers’ education in the ILGWU primarily during the first half of the 20th century. It also argues that, although the historiography of North American adult education tends to marginalize workers’ education, the efforts of the ILGWU are indeed contributory to the broader history of the field.

Creative Commons License


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Jan 1st, 5:50 PM

Collective struggles – collective learning: A history of women garment workers and adult education

Since early in the 20th century workers’ education has been a vital part of the agenda of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU). This paper provides an overview of various aspects and examples of workers’ education in the ILGWU primarily during the first half of the 20th century. It also argues that, although the historiography of North American adult education tends to marginalize workers’ education, the efforts of the ILGWU are indeed contributory to the broader history of the field.