Through the Schoolhouse Door Folklore, Community, Currriculum

ISBN-10: 0874218594
ISBN-13: 9780874218596
Edition: 2011
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Description: The creative traditions and expressive culture of students' families, neighborhoods, towns, religious communities, and peer groups provide opportunities to extend classrooms, sustain learning beyond school buildings, and better connect students and  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publication date: 10/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

The creative traditions and expressive culture of students' families, neighborhoods, towns, religious communities, and peer groups provide opportunities to extend classrooms, sustain learning beyond school buildings, and better connect students and schools with their communities. Folklorists and educators have long worked together to expand curricula through engagement with local knowledge and informal cultural arts-folk arts in education is a familiar rubric for these programs-but the unrealized potential here, for both the folklore scholar and the teacher, is large. The value folklorists "place on the local, the vernacular, and the aesthetics of daily life does not reverberate" throughout public education, even though, in the words of Paddy Bowman and Lynne Hamer, "connecting young people to family and community members and helping them to develop self-identity are vital to civic well-being and to school success."Through the Schoolhouse Dooroffers a collection of experiences from exemplary school programs and the analysis of an expert group of folklorists and educators who are 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 to the classroom.

Foreword: How to Begin to Know What You Didn't Know
Introduction: Through the Schoolhouse Door
"I Didn't Know What I Didn't Know": Reciprocal Pedagogy
A Tale of Discovery: Folklorists and Educators Collaborate to Create and Implement the Louisiana Voices Educator's Guide
Here at Home: Learning Local-Culture Pedagogy through Cultural Tours
Art at the Threshold: Folk Artists in an Urban Classroom
From "Show-Me" Traditions to "The Show-Me Standards": Teaching Folk Arts in Missouri Classrooms
Every Student Rich in Culture: Nebraska Folklife Trunks
Folkvine.org: Exploring Arts-Based Research and Habits of Mind
"When Lunch Was Just Lunch and Not So Complicated": (Re)Presenting Student Culture through an Alternative Tale
Turning the University Inside Out: The Padua Alliance for Education and Empowerment
Conclusion: Learned Lessons, Foreseeable Futures
Works Cited
Appendix: Selected Folk Arts in Education Resources

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