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ERIC Number: ED011361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 1
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THE HIGHLANDER FOLK SCHOOL, PIONEER OF INTEGRATION IN THE SOUTH.
HORTON, AIMEE
THE HIGHLANDER FOLK SCHOOL, FOUNDED IN 1931 TO TRAIN RURAL AND INDUSTRIAL LEADERS, WAS AN INTEGRATED CENTER FOR LABOR EDUCATION IN THE LATE 1930'S AND THE 1940'S AND FOR NATIONAL FARMERS UNION SESSIONS IN THE EARLY 1950'S. IN 1953 HIGHLANDER ORGANIZED TWO SUMMER WORKSHOPS ("THE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS"), FOLLOWED BY SCHOOL DESEGREGATION WORKSHOPS IN 1954, 1955, 1956, AND 1957, IN AN EDUCATIVE ENVIRONMENT BASED ON COOPERATIVE PROGRAM PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING. THE 1955 WORKSHOP, WHICH CONCENTRATED ON A FEW COMMUNITIES WHERE HIGHLANDER FOLK SCHOOL HAD FRIENDS OR FORMER STUDENTS, UNDERTOOK AN EXPERIMENTAL PLANNING PROJECT INVOLVING SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES WITH VARYING PATTERNS OF SEGREGATION, AND PRODUCED TWO SETS OF ACTION GUIDELINES--"A GUIDE TO COMMUNITY ACTION FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL INTEGRATION" AND "BASIC POLICIES FOR PRESENTATION TO SCHOOL BOARDS" (RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUPIL INTEGRATION, TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATIVE INTEGRATION, AND NECESSARY EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION). QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM NEGRO AND WHITE COMMUNITY LEADERS AT HIGHLANDER STRESSED CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE INTEGRATED RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE TO FRUITFUL PARTICIPATION AND LEARNING. CONTRASTS WITH MORE CONVENTIONAL RACE RELATIONS SEMINARS WERE NOTED. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 10 REFERENCES. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE "TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD," VOLUME 68, NUMBER 3, DECEMBER 1966. (LY)
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Identifiers: Highlander Folk School TN; TENNESSEE; United States (South)