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Spring 2012 AFS Folklore and Education Section Newsletter Available

Monday, April 16, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman

The Spring 2012 AFS Folklore and Education Section Newsletter has been posted to About AFS/Sections/Folklore and Education Section.

This issue includes:

  • 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.

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