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Local Learning Announces Publication of Journal of Folklore and Education, Vol. 4

Monday, September 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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“Newcomers and Belonging,” Volume 4 of the Journal of Folklore and Education, is a special issue that highlights how educators in K-12, college, museum, and community settings are working positively and successfully with refugees and immigrants across the United States. Read features by and about new Americans and programs developed with diverse teachers and students. Learn about programs that demonstrate how educators use the tools of folklore and education to pursue academic and personal growth for students of all ages and backgrounds.

At a time of heated rhetoric and both heinous and heroic acts surrounding the topics of immigration, inclusion, and diversity, this theme has taken on even deeper meaning than when the editors chose it months ago. Their aim has been to shine a light on what “belonging” means, not only for refugees and immigrants. Everyone has been and will be a newcomer throughout their lives, whether through a job change or moving in the middle of a school year, emigration or being expelled from a homeland. Everyone wants a sense of belonging, and at the same time “belonging” connotes a privilege that may often operate invisibly in classrooms and communities.

“Newcomers and Belonging” may be read and downloaded at

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