Higher Education, popular education, folk schools, community education, which is it?
What shall we call this blog? The meaning of “higher education” doesn’t come naturally to most of us. We know about high school. In Denmark they had the “folk high school,” folk meaning “the people.” Folk high shools are not like high schools as they are not required and they don’t give requirements, grades or degrees. So popular, folk or peoples education, or education to build community, or learning for life, all are in the same category. N.F.S. Grundtvig started the folk high school movement in Denmark and lived from 1783 to 1872.