Journal of Folklore and Education

Local Learning’s flagship publication features scholarship, classroom applications, and new media.

Professional Development

to bring teachers, artists, and students together. This accordion sculpture made from students’ individual watercolor panels illustrates their favorite Cajun tunes' lyrics. (Nonc Jules residency at Vermillionville Museum.)

Call for Submissions

JFE publishes work representing ethnographic approaches that tap the knowledge and life experience of students, their families, community members, and educators in K-12, college, museum, and community education.

Educational Resources

including lesson plans, guides for artists and teachers, regional resources, a library of useful articles and web resources, and learning modules featuring national museum partners.

Education Workshop and Panels at AFS, Miami

Find the roster of sessions related to education and museums here. We're also supporting artist in residence Losang Samten, National Heritage Fellow and Tibetan mandala maker. He is among the presenters for our Saturday education workshop at HistoryMiami, free and open to local educators as well as AFS attendees.

Through the Schoolhouse Door

Winner of the 2012 Dorothy Howard Prize, this collection offers best practices and analysis dedicated not only to getting students out the door and into their communities to learn about the folk culture all around them but also to honoring the culture teachers and students bring in to the classroom. Digital edition now available.


  • Local Learning News Bulletin Fall 2016

    Find the latest bulletin HERE with news about AFS workshop, fall conferences, and announcing Volume 3 of the Journal of Folklore and Education, Intersections: Folklore and Museum Education.
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  • Journal of Folklore and Education 2017 Call for Submissions

    Submissions due March 1, 2017.
    The 2017 theme is Newcomers. With thousands of immigrant students entering public schools annually at a time of heated rhetoric about immigrants and refugees, Local Learning has chosen this theme for Volume 4 of the Journal […]

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  • Join Local Learning in Miami

    Open this post to find the AFS Education Track, including panels, workshops, and networking for the Miami meeting, our invitation to the Local Learning Happy Hour Friday from 6:30-8:00, and information about the Saturday Education Workshop from 8:30-12:30 featuring National […]

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