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ERIC Number: ED394890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
A History Lesson in Folklore in Education: Dorothy Howard.
Rosenberg, Jan
This essay relates the way educator Dorothy Howard intuitively used intercultural education techniques to motivate students. Howard encouraged students to relate home experiences and family traditions when fulfilling writing assignments. She also used the rhymes, rhythms, and metaphors of playground games to study poetry, grammar, composition, and other literature, finding students more receptive to learning through this methodology. The essay presents Howard's experiences as an unwitting exemplar of a progressive teacher with an understanding of education and folklore as processes for learning. (DQE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A