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Popular Education

Popular education is a tool for engaging this aim and supporting community-based organizing. Colectivo Flatlander defines popular education as education for social change.

It begins with the person’s concrete experiences and, through a democratic process of reflection, dialogue and co-creation; it builds understanding of the connection of that experience to larger social problems, leading to a collective framework for action. More information: http://www.colectivoflatlander.org/en.

The Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire emphasized that radical education should not be didactic, but rather “create the possibility for the production or construction of knowledge;” that teaching and student learning should be reciprocal and participatory; and that a more democratic learning environment has a liberatory potential.

We embrace this wisdom as we develop a storytelling and training program that is adaptable to local communities and cultures and that is rooted in the values of liberatory popular education, leadership development, and community power.


Catalyst Centre -www.catalystcentre.ca/index.htm
Highlander Center - www.highlandercenter.org
Growing Communities for Peace - www.humanrightsandpeacestore.org
IPEA - www.peopleseducation.org
Project South - www.projectsouth.org
Center for Popular Education and Participatory Research - www.cpepr.info
Pop Ed Toolkit - http://www.poped.org
WE LEARN: Women Expanding-Literacy Education Action Resource Network - http://www.litwomen.org/news.html
The Change Agency - www.thechangeagency.org/index.htm
SONG, Southerners On New Ground http://www.southernersonnewground.org
SOUL, the School of Unity and Liberation - http://www.youthec.org/soul
Training for Change - www.TrainingforChange.org
TRAPESE: Take Radical Action Through Popular Education and Sustainable Everything http://www.trapese.org

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