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Journal of Folklore and Education: Teaching for Equity

Thursday, September 17, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ben Bridges

The Journal of Folklore and Education (JFE) has recently released a special issue titled, "Teaching for Equity: The Role of Folklore in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity," guest edited by Selina Morales. The issue observes that the tools of folklore—such as observation, identifying important traditions and rituals, and deep listening to diverse narratives through interviews and ethnographic fieldwork—create opportunities for addressing significant social justice questions because the study of folklore and folklife centers students’ linguistic, cultural, social, and racial pluralities. The terms “inclusion,” “diversity,” “equity,” and “access” are often used to critique privilege and hierarchy to address long-term effects of infrastructural and lived inequity, yet as buzzwords, these terms sometimes mask inaction and perpetuation of the status quo. This special issue of JFE asks how folklore and paying close attention to culture in our learning spaces can equip educators with tools and resources to engage more fully diverse students and audiences.

The journal can be accessed on the Local Learning website, found here: https://www.locallearningnetwork.org/journal-of-folklore-and-education/current-and-past-issues/teaching-for-equity/



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