Highlander Research and Education Center, Inc.
Highlander is a world-renowned popular education center that since 1932 has supported education and organizing of social movements in the southern and Appalachian United States, and at different times has had partnerships with networks and institutes in India, Mexico, and Central and South America. Highlander offers workshops and hosts meetings at its residential workshop center and elsewhere, develops curriculum and networks to further social movement strategies, and builds relationships between groups in the region with national and international partners. Highlander has developed curricula on community development, globalization, language justice, popular education methodologies, and democracy. The Economics and Governance curriculum integrates and builds upon these earlier efforts.
In 2015, the Project Leaders and Fellows are creating the curriculum, developing case studies, identifying pilot (trial) communities, and convening a session to train trainers to use the curriculum.
In 2016 Project Leaders and partners will trial the curriculum in selected communities, revise the curriculum in response to participant and facilitator evaluation, and disseminate the curriculum through a low-cost download.