ERIC Number: ED369671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Passing It On--Folk Artists and Education in Cumberland County, New Jersey.
Moonsammy, Rita Zorn
This New Jersey Folk Artists in Education program brings community educators together with professional educators to enrich students' appreciation of their own and others' traditional cultures at the same time as they develop basic skills. The life stories of nine folk artists and their communities, as well as the stories of how they work together with their professional partners in the classroom, provide opportunities to explore informal learning situations as a supplement to formal learning. Following a description of the Cumberland County (New Jersey) Folk Artists in Education model and an overview of Cumberland County history, the next nine sections focus on the folk artists: (1) Sunkie Oye, Japanese-American folk dancer; (2) Joseph Gibbs, African-American gospel singer; (3) Andrea (Henry) Licciardello, auctioneer; (4) Adalbert (Al) Torop, Estonian-American painter and jewelry maker; (5) Albert Reeves, fisherman and hunter-guide; (6) Fenton Anderson, oyster planter; (7) Nina Kujdych, Ukrainian-American embroiderer; (8) Tom Brown, woodsman; and (9) Olga Fogg, quilter. Each section describes the life of the folk artist, presents an educational program, and suggests a curriculum outline. Five activities precede a course description and syllabus for folk life in the curriculum. A list of individuals and programs provides information on the participants in the Cumberland County Folk Arts in Education program. (CK)
Descriptors: Art, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Artists, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Folk Culture, Instructional Materials, Local History
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, CN 306, Trenton, NJ 08625.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton.; Cumberland County Library, Bridgeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey