ERIC Number: ED182103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Heritage Studies Program Performance Report: Institute on the Folklore and Traditions of Mexican-American, Black, and Appalachian People.
Two of the major objectives of the six week institute were "to provide teacher training in the folklore and traditions of the Mexican American, Black and Appalachian people to teachers who are either members of these cultures, or who work with students of these cultures; and to present teachers with subject matter, curriculum and background information in the folklore and traditions of these three cultures which can be incorporated into school curriculum." The courses offered closely followed these objectives with a folklore component introducing methods and approaches to the study of folklore along with information on gathering resource materials, and the three other courses focusing specifically on Mexican American, Appalachian and African American folklore. The 30 participants in the Institute were primarily teachers and represented the 3 cultures under study, as well as the mainstream culture. Comraderie and cordiality grew quickly as these participants from four diverse groups came to a greater understanding and respect for each other's differences. This document discusses how the institute was organized and conducted and describes how some of the participants later put their newly-earned skills to use. It also includes objectives, syllabi, and bibliographies for each of the four courses offered in the Institute. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio