Heroes of Worker Education

Heroes 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?”
Here are some of the global Heroes of Worker Education that were recognised:


•    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


If you would like to submit a profile of a  “Champion of Workers’ Education” in your organisation, community, country or region, please contact us on ifweasecretariat@lrs.org.za