About the Journal

The Journal of Folklore and Education (ISSN 2573-2072) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published annually by Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. JFE publishes work that uses ethnographic approaches to tap the knowledge and life skills of students, their families, community members, and educators in K-12, college, museum, and community education. Our intended audience includes educators and students at all levels and in all settings, folk culture specialists, and those working in community-based organizations.

As a digital publication, JFE provides a forum for interdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to community-based teaching, learning, and cultural stewardship.

The Journal of Folklore and Education is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. We are also grateful to individual donors who support the Local Learning Writers Fund and who help keep this a freely accessible publication.

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