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.
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.
Local Learning advocates for inclusion of folk and traditional arts and culture in the nation’s education. Find 2017 summer training opportunities for K-12 educators in folk arts, folklife, and oral history here. Many are open to educators nationwide; others are for local participants.
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.