ERIC Number: ED309912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
National Workshop for Cultural Journalism (St. Louis, Missouri, August 9-12, 1979). Workshop Report.
Reynolds, Sherrod T., Ed.
Hands On, v3 n2 Win 1980
This issue of "Hands On" compiles edited papers and workshop presentations from the national conference on cultural journalism and experiential learning projects in the Foxfire mode. The conference brought together 200 teachers, students, and professionals and offered technical workshops, presentation workshops about specific programs, and exploratory workshops on ways to move beyond basic magazine production. Introductory speeches outlined the history of the cultural journalism movement, summarized the educational philosophy underlying the movement, suggested ways to balance the time needs of the learning process and the pressing burden of product deadline, and discussed the fundamental values and rules of operation at the heart of Foxfire projects. Technical workshops covered: (1) advertising and publicity; (2) creating and cataloging an archive of interview tapes; (3) writing processes; (4) the benefits and procedures of incorporation; (5) funding possibilities; and (6) program evaluation. Presentation workshops described cultural journalism for elementary school students, common aspects of cultural journalism and outdoor education programs, and three programs using videotape. Exploratory workshops discussed: (1) the role of cultural journalism in school community relationships; (2) the practical functions of folklore in our society and its place in the classroom; (3) defining folk art as opposed to popular art or craft items; (4) planning a community festival; (5) the relationship between the artistic elements of cultural journalism and the broader arts education scene; (6) youth participation programs and community service; and (7) student empowerment through education. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Foxfire Fund, Inc., Rabun Gap, GA.