Folklore-in-education : a teaching tool in the classroom

Lines, Linda (2002) Folklore-in-education : a teaching tool in the classroom. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This Thesis examines the material available to folklorists interested in the folklore-in-education branch of public sector folklore and develops a method of assessing the quality of folklore-in-education materials. A survey of teachers and a literature search of materials available to educators interested in teaching folklore in their classrooms follows. This thesis maintains that educators have little knowledge of current folklore-in-education strategies and have poor access to the resources they need to remedy this situation. Such a lack of knowledge and resources reveals a lost opportunity to teach the K - 12 core curriculum, as well as art, music, physical-education, multiculturalism, living, and research skills - all subjects which can be taught in a way that is interesting, enjoyable, and personally enriching for students. The final chapter of this thesis is a detailed description of a seminar course designed to teach educators to use the folk culture that surrounds us as a means to teach the curriculum.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7036
Item ID: 7036
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 176-201.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 2002
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Folklore and education; Folklore--Study and teaching

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