ERIC Number: ED376090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Folk Arts in the Classroom: Changing the Relationship between Schools and Communities. A Report from the National Roundtable on Folk Arts in the Classroom (Washington, D.C., May 3-4, 1993).
Bowman, Paddy; Zeitlin, Steve
This conference report argues that folk arts, which are transmitted informally by community word of mouth and example, represent the core culture of the community. Since a central goal for education is to prepare students to understand, live in, and contribute to their culture, the traditional folk arts represent valuable classroom resources. They are a cross disciplinary arts component of a child-centered education. This concise summary of proceedings from the conference includes recommendations of the National Task Force on Folk Arts in Education, especially calling for a more prominent role for folk and traditional arts in federal and state education policy. The report concludes with lists of participants and key organizations as resources. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Task Force on Folk Arts in Education, Alexandria, VA.