Author Archives: Marilyn Jackson

Learning for a Change Think Tank

At our first few meetings at WISR in 2014, the three of us present talked about what to call ourselves and decided to use the term think tank as we want to invite others from the community to be a … Continue reading

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Earth Day at WISR!

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Earth Day: Sharing Concerns and Exploring Solutions Endorsed by WISR’s Educating for a Change Think Tank   Friday, April 25th, 5:30 – 8:30pm   Marilyn Jackson, PhD, WISR Faculty, Facilitator. Click here for a pdf flyer Join us to share … Continue reading

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Minutes from our Education and Social Change Think Tank Meeting, March 3, 2012

Present: Art Warmoth, Michael McAvoy and Marilyn Jackson Marilyn suggested we call ourselves Education and Social Change Think Tank. Art and Michael discussed various related phrases, Education is Social Change, Activism is Scholarship, and vice versa. We discussed the relationship between … Continue reading

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Powerpoint

I’m thinking it would be good for me and/or others to do a powerpoint presentation about Grundtvig, or Horton and Freire perhaps.  Let me know if you would like to collaborate on learning to do a Powerpoint project presentation.

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What does Alternative Education mean and what are some examples that interest you?

Since writing first entry below, I started another blog on the relationship between social democracy, the folk school movement and happiness or well being. http://folkschool.wisrville.org/ I would still like to be part of a discussion on alternative education. This sounds … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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