The folk high schools remain an important part of Danish culture over one hundred and fifty years after their birth. Although Denmark, and the world, is very different now than it was in the nineteenth century, this unique form of education is still an effective model. On the one hand, it would be a mistake to suppose that the folk high school cannot be relevant outside of the culture in which it originated. However, it would be equally wrong to suppose that the folk high school has not changed or evolved over time, or that it can be transplanted to a new environment in exactly the same form as it takes in Denmark. Even within Denmark, the folk high schools are very diverse, and many have diverged considerably - in curriculum, structure, student body demographics, etc - from the original form.
"in the U.S.: The Failure of the Danish-American Folk High Schools vs. the Success of Highlander Folk,"
The Bridge: Vol. 36
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol36/iss1/9