Chicago: Alternative Schools Network, 1988. 21x13.5cm: 28pp. Pamphlet, presumed First Edition. The text of this pamphlet seems to have also been published in the same year in Vol. 170, No. 2 of the Journal of Education. Stapled wrappers with black-and-white photo and white lettering to front cover. Slight edge wear with minor creasing to spine edge. Interior clean. Near Fine. No copies located in OCLC. Scarce.
This pamphlet originated as a talk by Ira Shor titled Beyond Job-Training: Learning for Employment and Empowerment – A Critique of Vocational Training and Literacy Programs given in Chicago on June 20, 1987 at the Grace United Methodist Church of Logan Square. In this pamphlet, Shor guides the reader “through a process that shows how educational workers and students can work together to ask questions about job-training and, perhaps, act to transform the world of work.” Shor’s work, both broadly and as presented in this pamphlet, is informed by Paulo Freire, the exiled Brazilian educator, “whose teaching literacy among peasants in Brazil described in his renowned book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, (1970), has inspired world-wide participatory education and community development programs.”.