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The Myles Horton Reader: Education for Social Change

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Publisher Comments:

Cornel West has called Myles Horton “an indescribably courageous and visionary white brother from Tennessee.” Horton (1905-1990) cofounded the Highlander Folk School (now known as the Highlander Research and Education Center), an institution controversial from its beginnings. During the early labor movement, the Highlander School sponsored programs for both union organizers and rank-and-file members; the staff of Highlander saw education as a way to approach and work through problems. Issues of race were always important to the school, which became a beacon for the civil rights movement; its summer institutes included such influential participants as Rosa parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Andrew young. His commitment to education as an agent of social change allowed Horton to see himself as both a teacher and a student, as one who could learn from others as well as help others learn. The Myles Horton Reader presents essays, speeches, and interviews, giving the reader a grounding in the pathbreaking work of an extraordinary man.

The editor: Dale Jacobs is assistant professor of English and director of composition at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared in Composition Studies, Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, National Writing Project Quarterly, and other publications.

Book News Annotation:

Jacobs (English, U. of Windsor, Ontario) assembles a collection of writings, speeches, and interviews by Myles Horton (1905- 1990), co-founder of the Highlander Folk School (now known as the Highlander Research and Education Center). The 35 pieces are grouped into sections on Horton's influences, plans for Highlander, and the school's first years; the labor movement; the civil rights movement; and an overview of Horton's educational ideas, emphasizing the philosophical and ethical continuity underlying his work. For educators, but accessible to general readers with an interest in these topic areas. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-309) and index.

About the Author

The editor: Dale Jacobs is assistant professor of English and director of composition at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared in Composition Studies, Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, National Writing Project Quarterly, and other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572332713
Editor:
Jacobs, Dale
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Editor:
Jacobs, Dale
Author:
on, Myles
Author:
Horton, Myles
Author:
Jacobs, Dale
Author:
Hort
Location:
Knoxville
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Education -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Social movements -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
107-485
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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