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Call for Submissions Journal of Folklore and Education

  • 1.  Call for Submissions Journal of Folklore and Education

    Posted 01-24-2020 09:22:00 AM

    Call for submissions

    As a digital publication, the Journal of Folklore and Education provides a forum for interdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to community-based teaching, learning, and cultural stewardship.

    The 2020 Special Topic will be "Teaching for Equity: The Role of Folklore in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity"

    Guest Editor, Selina Morales

    Initial submissions are due to the editors by April 1, 2020.

    This issue speaks directly to the national crisis of equity, representation, and access in our zip codes and our cultural and educational institutions. Folklore includes the traditions, arts, and stories that make cultural communities unique and strengthen social bonds within our communities. The tools of folklore-such as observation, identifying important traditions and rituals, and deep listening to diverse narratives through interviews and ethnographic fieldwork-create opportunities for addressing significant social justice questions because the study of folklore and folklife centers students' linguistic, cultural, social, and racial pluralities. The terms "inclusion," "diversity," "equity," and "access" are often used to critique privilege and hierarchy to address long-term effects of infrastructural and lived inequity. Yet as buzzwords these terms sometimes mask inaction and perpetuation of the status quo. This special issue of JFE asks how folklore and paying close attention to culture in our learning spaces can equip educators with tools and resources to engage more fully diverse students and audiences.

    For more information, go to:

    Betty Belanus
    Local Learning: The National N
    Oak Park IL