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Organic classrooms: Rhetorical education at the Highlander Folk School, 1932--1961

In this way, Highlander staff saw education for social change not simply as a question of curriculum, but rather as a means of political action.

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  • "In this way, Highlander staff saw education for social change not simply as a question of curriculum, but rather as a means of political action."@en
  • "Organic Classrooms: Rhetorical Education at the Highlander Folk School, 1932-1961 evaluates the programs taught at one of the twentieth century's most controversial educational institutions. Highlander, a residential adult education center located in Appalachian Tennessee, became famous (and infamous) for its work with the Southern Labor Movement and the Civil Rights Movement. Specifically, this study attends to the ways that the school prepared students for symbolic action---or the rhetorical use of local cultural media---within their communities and larger social movements. My dissertation describes the development of the folk school's educational programs---particularly drama, labor journalism, music, and literacy education---as agencies for promoting and achieving social change. These programs proved important not just for the various skills and strategies that were taught to students, but also for the ways in which they organized students into larger communities."@en

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  • "Organic classrooms: Rhetorical education at the Highlander Folk School, 1932--1961"@en
  • "Organic classrooms : rhetorical education at the Highlander Folk School, 1932-1961 /"