#10 Become a people

By: Iben Benedikte Valentin Jensen, Simon Lægsgaard, Ewa Smuk Stratenwerth, Monika Andersson, Thue Kjærhus, Sara Skovborg Mortensen (editor), Andreas Harbsmeier (editor), Michael Schelde (editor), Spine Studio (illustrator), John Mason (translator)



Folk high schools wove together the life of practice with that of the intellect and in so doing changed Denmark from a class-based society into one founded on democratic humanism – into one people. Iben Benedikte Valentin Jensen sketches out the historic role of the folk high school and provides a critique of the current academisation of the educational world. Four narratives show how folk high schools provide enlightenment for the people nowadays.

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