Rural development in the Highlands of North America: the Highlander Economic Education Project

Publication year: 
1991

The Highlander Center, a non-profit adult education centre in Tennessee, is working in three rural communities where unemployment has been growing. Their role is "not to create jobs or development, but to help the community undertake a process of education and participatory research through which they could assess their own situation, define and implement strategies for themselves". This article describes briefly the methods used, such as oral histories, community mapping and drawings, videos and community theatre.

Interest groups: 
Trainers and community workers in 'Northern' countries.
Source publication information
Journal Title: 
RRA Notes
Volume: 
No. 10 (Feb, 1991)
Pages: 
09-Nov
Publisher
London
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H ODD, UK
IIED
Holdings: 
IIED
Publisher reference: 
International Institute for Environment and Development

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Shelfmark in IDS Resource Centre
A : RRA notes 131