Champions of Worker Education

Champions of Worker Education

At IFWEA’s 22nd General Conference in Peru in 2015, members gave input on the question:

“Who is the most important pioneer or originator of your workers’ education or association?”

Below is a list of the Champions of Worker Education, picked by affiliates from 2015 to now. They are individuals who have influenced and inspired educators globally.

Click on their names to learn more…

•    BRAZIL – Paulo Freire

•    PERU – José Carlos Mariátegui

•    USA – Myles Horton

•    USA – A.J. Muste

•    USA – Harry Van Arsdale Junior

•    INDIA – Ela Bhatt

•    INDIA – Mahatma Gandhi

•    NORWAY / SWEDEN – Elise Ottesen-Jensen

•    SWEDEN – Maja Sandler

•    SWEDEN – Oscar Olsson

•    SWEDEN – Rickard Sandler

•    UK – Raphael Samuel

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