Category Archives: News

  • Journal of Folklore and Education “Newcomers and Belonging” now available

    Posted on September 7, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Local Learning announces the publication of Volume 4 of the Journal of Folklore and Education, 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. Download features by and about new Americans and programs developed with and for […]

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  • Local Learning Happy Hour

    Posted on August 23, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Twenty-five years ago Paddy Bowman and a thoughtful crew of folklorists created a task force that has grown into Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. Please join our fête of Paddy—who is also celebrating a special birthday this year! This event is a fundraiser to honor Paddy’s legacy and support the […]

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  • Local Learning announces Executive Director

    Posted on May 8, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Please join the board of Local Learning in welcoming Lisa Rathje as the new Executive Director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. She will direct the administration and programs of Local Learning to meet its strategic plan and ensure the organization’s mission of creating strong partnerships that advocate for the […]

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  • Teacher Training in Folk Arts, Folklife, and Oral History–Summer 2017

    Posted on April 26, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    2017 summer training opportunities for educators in folk arts, folklife, and oral history are now available. Many are open to educators nationwide; others are for local participants. We include some NEH workshops below, and find more at www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs. Some institutes have application deadlines. Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education, funded by […]

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  • Join the Conversation!

    Posted on April 19, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    It is of vital importance for folklorists and educators of all types to come together in this political and social environment to discuss one of the cornerstones of civil society—education. Local Learning will be at the Future of American Folkloristics May 18-20 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, IN. Please join Lisa Rathje to […]

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  • Arts, Education, and Leadership

    Posted on April 19, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Local Learning’s Spring quarterly e-bulletin highlighted stories about arts, education, and leadership at national and local levels. New resources include two texts of interest to the field and partner updates from Will to Adorn and LL @ Vermilionville illustrate the important work happening in folklore and education across the nation. We also continue to support […]

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  • Local Learning supports AFS statement on Immigration Executive Order

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Below we share the full text of the American Folklore Society statement issued February 1, 2017 in support of that statement. Local Learning understands the field of folklore offers tools, strategies, and resources important to the topic of Newcomers and Belonging. See our call for submissions for the next Journal of Folklore and Education if […]

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  • See Local Learning at NAEA

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    If attending the NAEA Convention in NYC, come to our Fellows Forum, Friday, March 3, 9-9:50 am, Hilton Hotel/Murray Hill West/2nd Floor. N’Ketiah Brakohiapa, a keeper of Ghanaian adinkra cloth making will discuss how he translates ancient adinkra symbols and stories into modern fashion and lead a hands-on printing demonstration. Doug Blandy of the University of […]

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  • Folklife and Museums now available

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Lisa Rathje and Paddy Bowman wrote a chapter on Folklore and Museum Education published in Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives, a brand new collection of “cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections.” […]

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  • 2016 Fourth Quarter News

    Posted on February 1, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Request for Journal of Folklore and Education submissions on the theme Newcomers and Belonging, reports from AFS, and announcing the Blue Ribbon designation of Folk Arts and Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) in Philadelphia are some highlights from the fourth quarter news that can be found HERE.

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