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Williams, Susan; Mullett, Cathy – Adult Learning, 2016
Highlander Research and Education Center serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building. This article focuses on an interview with education coordinator Susan Williams who has worked at Highlander for 26 years. We discuss how others can and do create powerful popular education experiences anywhere, whether they have a…
Descriptors: Interviews, Popular Education, Social Change, Action Research
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Williams-Hawkins, Maria – Adult Learning, 2016
"I Remember Highlander" reflects on the life choices of Marion Barry and Herman Henning Jr., fraternity brothers who sought the same goal but took different paths. The essay examines cultural and family situations that shaped lives and decisions.
Descriptors: Profiles, Biographies, Change Agents, Social Justice
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Griswold, Wendy – Adult Learning, 2016
In 2013 and 2014, workshops were held at Highlander Research and Education Center that explored the topics of authentic leadership and popular education. The participants shared their experiences through reflective writing upon completion of the workshops and approximately a year following. These reflections were developed into a case study. This…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Popular Education, Social Justice
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Connolly, Bríd; Finnegan, Fergal – Adult Learning, 2016
This article draws on our backgrounds as adult educators in Ireland and our experience at Highlander in 2014. We review our development as critical educators, exposed to deep inequalities in Irish society. We explore role of popular education in fostering social change, beginning with the commitment to equality and freedom, whereby, we produce…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Social Differences, Foreign Countries
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Sodano-Goulet, Keara – Adult Learning, 2009
Highlander Education and Research Center's remarkable history is a source of inquiry and fascination for adult educators and community organizers alike. Scholars seeking to dissect Highlander's success have visited the Center to uncover the history, place, and methodology. Founded in 1932 by Myles Horton and Don West as an adult education center…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Workshops, Popular Education, Reflection
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Bingman, Mary Beth; Schmitt, Mary Jane – Adult Learning, 2008
The authors present the National Science Foundation project, Teachers Investigating Adult Numeracy (TIAN), a collaborative project of the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee and the Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The project has developed and tested a model for inservice…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Professional Development, Teaching Methods
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Cowser, Robert – Adult Learning, 2003
The author describes his experience teaching a writing group in Martin Tennessee jail. The faces of most of the inmates showed curiosity. Each was saying not in words, but by gesture, "help make better this boring existence." The first essays the inmates wrote were about themselves and other members of their family. Some have written…
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Institutionalized Persons, Writing (Composition), Correctional Institutions
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McCullough, Ken – Adult Learning, 1993
Discusses the debate that has occurred within the ranks of adult basic education administrators and teachers concerning the practice of defining literacy by grade levels. Offers the definitions developed by Tennessee for specific reading and math proficiency skills. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Definitions, Instructional Program Divisions, Literacy
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McCullough, K. Owen – Adult Learning, 1991
Tennessee's one-room, drop-in school (ORDIS) concept provides educational opportunities in housing projects with high concentrations of poverty and illiteracy. In cooperation with residents' associations, ORDIS offers services for preschoolers to the elderly, including adult basic education, English as a Second Language, literacy tutoring, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Community Education, Elementary Secondary Education