Abstract

Practitioners of the disciplines of folklore and education often do not recognize the broad common ground that they share. Although folklorists have made periodic forays into the sphere of K-12 education, endeavors throughout the past decade have produced successful new collaborations, approaches, and resources. Substantial, enduring affiliation remains elusive, however, despite significant potential benefits to folklorists and educators. This article surveys the past and the present, as well as the promise and the problems of integrating folklore into education through voices from both fields and the author’s experiences.

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