no mention of Paulo Freire?
Any article about popular education must discuss the work of Freire in detail. He is the most important figure in the history popular education. Though the roots of popular education extend back to the French revolution and beyond, it was Freire who developed and articulated the educational practices and philosophy generally referred to as popular education today. This article does not at all reflect the commonly understood definition or history of popular education and would need to be totally rewritten to achieve higher standards of quality. Harvest process (talk) 20:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
popular education & religion
I'm a sdtudent in Indonesia I'sorry,cause my English not too well I'intrested with discources about education. I think education is sharpen knife, so it is a need every people I try critic about concept of offers by Paulo freire I think in his concept There isn't religion approach. education appeared not only social and culture approach but also religion approach. Thanks
Merge Folk high school here
I propose to merge folk high school here. Although the latter article is much more complete, it is restricted, by its names, to "high school", thus leaving out "popular universities" (although it does mention them and include them), as well as others types of workshops. Popular education is a vast field, with many different aspects. I thought about merging this stub to "folk high school," but I think it would be wrong, as this title is more adequate (and has links to foreign Wikis with the same title, such as pt:Educação popular from which this stub appears to be translated from). Another solution would be to move all relevant content of "folk high school" here, extend this article, and make of "folk high school" article a sub-article of this one (see Template:SubArticle). Popular education is a most important subject for a popular encyclopedia... Tazmaniacs 21:02, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure it's a good idea to merge these articles. I would rather keep both and make the relevant links... Folk high schools is a very special phenomenon in it's own right, and they deserve their own article in the encyclopedia, I think.
--Johanneskonstantin 22:47, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
In many countries, the consept of folk high school us something completely in its own right, and has nothing to do with the political consept of many of the subclasses of popular education. It deserves its one article, on the point that the term "folk high school" is something quite well known in northern Europe and on account of their popularity in these parts (specially in Scandinavia). I agree that the popular education article is very politically coloured at the moment, but i think that it almost could be renamed to political education and have a complete remake of popular education. I would vote for a category of popular education, with linked subclasses in there, or have popular education as a summary of the different variations, linking to the different original articles. 2bias 13:30, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Not appropriate. Popular education is a completely separate endeavor. - Freechild 15:16, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Why does this wiki entry begin with "Popular education is at..."? This does not help to clarify what popular education is. I want to know *what* it is, not *where* it is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:54, 6 July 2010 (UTC)