Education for citizenship: the case of Fairtrade and consumer power

Education for citizenship: the case of Fairtrade and consumer power

Article from Development Education Journal, Vol. 8.1.

To what extent can we reform society and international trade relations by becoming conscious and critical consumers? Can we truly make a difference by buying fairly traded chocolate and sending critical letters to multinational companies whose workers produce our clothes under terrible conditions? And, can development education practitioners develop such consumer power in children, young people and adults? Ivonne de Moor reports on the experience of Cheshire DEC.

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