Folk High Schools in Bangladesh
By K.E. Bugge
During the last twenty years, five folk high schools have been established in Bangladesh. They represent the first schools of this kind founded in a Muslim society. The book describes the genesis and aims of these schools; their daily function and ongoing activity within the local context is extensively reported. The book discusses the relationship of this initiative to the Danish high-school tradition and to the ideas of the originator, N.F.S. Grundtvig. The new interpretation of Grundtvig's ideas developed in this Third World milieu is analyzed, and some future perspectives are delineated.
Publication Date: 12/1/2001