Turning Workers into Owners through Democratic Education

The ICA Group is the oldest national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives. They focus on converting traditional businesses to cooperatives, forming ESOPS (employee-owned stock option plans), promoting worker-cooperative business development, and other methods of building worker-ownership. Over the last two years, TESA has been supporting the ICA Group in a long-term process[…]

Popular Education Methods Series: What is Popular Education, and When Should You Use It?

In the last post I outlined some topics we would tackle, and it seems like a great place to start is: “what is popular education and why use it?” Better yet, why don’t we also give away some free curriculum on that very topic. So lets get into it! I will give you a brief,[…]

Announcing our new blog series: Popular Education Methods

TESA is excited to announce our new Popular Education Methods blog series. The Methods blog will be a space to explore and discuss all things education. As the name implies, we will be focusing on concrete methods, techniques, and strategies to improve facilitation, design, and teaching skills – based on our years of using popular[…]

Behind the Project

TESA Works with Pinchot University to Create Cooperative Business Curriculum

TESA worked with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Pinchot University to adapt and build their existing business curriculum to a worker-cooperative business curriculum. This partnership lead to the creation of an extensive worker co-op start-up program, with sessions focused on a range of topics from “Cooperative Culture” to “Membership, Structure, and Governance.” Challenges[…]