News of the release of Through the Schoolhouse Door: Folklore, Community, Curriculum, by Paddy Bowman and Lynne Hamer (Utah State University Press), a guide to incorporating folklore and folk arts into the K-16 curriculum.
"Recess Lore and Advocacy," by Anna Beresin, describes how her service-learning organization, Recess Access, advocates for traditional children’s play.
A report on new resources -- the latest
books, websites, and other resources in folklore and education.
Smithsonian News: updates about resources, partnerships, and opportunities at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
News from Local Learning, including notes about summer training opportunities and virtual artist residencies with NEA National Heritage Fellows.
A report on the Local Learning activities at the 2011 AFS Annual Meeting, including the workshop on "Keeping the Peace: Educating for Social Justice," facilitated by Lynne Hamer and Lisa Rathje.
The October 14, 2011 Folklore and Education Section meeting minutes
The newsletter is edited by Rosemary Hathaway, West Virginia University, and Gregory Hansen, Arkansas State University.