ERIC Number: ED541623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1914
Reference Count: N/A
The Folk High Schools of Denmark. Bulletin, 1914, No. 5. Whole Number 576
Friend, L. L.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
So great has been the part that the folk high schools and their offspring, the agricultural schools, have had in the intellectual and economic development of rural Denmark that they are worthy of the closest study by those interested in the intellectual and economic improvement of the country's own rural population. The founders of these schools and those who have developed them have broken completely away from ancient educational traditions and, having faithfully interpreted the educational needs of their people, have sought to meet them in the most direct and practical way possible. This Americans also must do if education is to become the vital forge that it ought to be in the enlightenment and development of rural population. The author's own feeling after visiting Denmark and making a serious study of the folk high schools and their methods is that they have some very practical suggestions to offer for the improvement of rural education in this country, particularly in the piedmont sections of the South. The author has attempted, therefore, in this bulletin, to describe accurately the work and methods of the folk high schools and to indicate as definitely as possible how Americans may make application of their best features in the improvement of rural education in these sections. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Folk Schools, Rural Population, Educational Needs, Educational History, Educational Improvement
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Denmark