The Foxfire Approach

Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond

Author: Hilton Smith,J. Cynthia McDermott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463005641

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 3498

"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices. Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses. Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning. Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0804173117

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 9391

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians

An Anthology of Oral History Education

Author: Barry Allen Lanman,Laura Marie Wendling

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759108530

Category: Education

Page: 483

View: 4961

Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians is an invaluable resource to educators seeking to bring history alive for students at all levels. Filled with insightful reflections on teaching oral history, it offers practical suggestions for educators seeking to create curricula, engage students, gather community support, and meet educational standards. By the close of the book, readers will be able to successfully incorporate oral history projects in their own classrooms.

Travels with Foxfire

Stories of People, Passions, and Practices from Southern Appalachia

Author: Phil Hudgins,Jessica Phillips

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0525436308

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

View: 8798

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks—even the world’s foremost “priviologist”—all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.

Exemplars of Curriculum Theory

Author: Arthur K. Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131792732X

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 8112

This book crosses the divide between theoreticians and practitioners by demonstrating how curriculum theories and models are applied in classrooms today. It ties together broad educational theories such as progressivism, essentialism, perennialism, etc.; curriculum models, characterized as learner-centered, society-centered or knowledge-centered; and exemplars of curriculum theories and models, such as Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, the International Baccalaureate, etc.

Catalog of school reform models

Author: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory,Education Commission of the States,United States. Dept. of Education

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 3805

Investing in U.S. Schools

Directions for Educational Policy

Author: Bruce Anthony Jones,Kathryn M. Borman

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 7665

This volume critiques current federal and state education reform initiatives, and addresses a number of important questions: What are the major themes of these initiatives? How are they different from previous reform efforts? What are the political implications of the reform initiatives and the expected impact on schools and communities? The underlying conceptual framework of this book contends that reform efforts must be comprehensive in order to work Entire communities must value and adopt the importance of education. Public policy must serve as a guide to create new and innovative programs and to change the way we think about education.

The Parents' Guide to Alternatives in Education

Author: Ronald E. Koetzsch

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 6531

This first in-depth guide to the alternatives to public school education provides an overview of the development of education in North America and surveys some of the current movements in education theory. Among the 22 types of alternative approaches to education are Cardin, Christian, Foxfire, Holistic, home schooling, Mennonite and Amish, Roman Catholic, and Waldorf. Photos.

Lethal violence

proceedings of the 1995 Meeting of the Homicide Research Group, Ottawa, Canada

Author: Homicide Research Working Group. Workshop,Marc Riedel,John Boulahanis,National Institute of Justice (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 1758

Hope at Last for At-risk Youth

Author: Robert D. Barr

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205162673

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 4703

*HE07, Hope At Last: Guaranteeing Success for Students at Risk, Robert D. Barr(Boise State University), William H. Parrett(University of Alaska), H6267-2, 320 pp., 7 x 9 1/4, 0-205-16267-3, paperbound, 1995, $22.50nk, October*/This is the only book available that has collected conclusive evidence that all children, even those considered at risk, can learn. The book has translated a landmark body of knowledge into a comprehensive K-12 action plan to guarantee the successful learning of at risk youth.

Teaching

Author: Farris

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780697225856

Category: Classroom management

Page: 428

View: 2545

Literacy in a Digital World

Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information

Author: Kathleen Tyner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135690847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 671

In this book, Kathleen Tyner examines the tenets of literacy through a historical lens to demonstrate how new communication technologies are resisted and accepted over time. New uses of information for teaching and learning create a "disconnect" in the complex relationship between literacy and schooling, and raise questions about the purposes of literacy in a global, networked, educational environment. The way that new communication technologies change the nature of literacy in contemporary society is discussed as a rationale for corresponding changes in schooling. Digital technologies push beyond alphabetic literacy to explore the way that sound, image, and text can be incorporated into education. Attempts to redefine literacy terms--computer, information, technology, visual, and media literacies--proliferate and reflect the need to rethink entrenched assumptions about literacy. These multiple literacies are advanced to help users make sense of the information glut by fostering the ability to access, analyze, and produce communication in a variety of forms. Tyner explores the juncture between two broad movements that hope to improve education: educational technology and media education. A comparative analysis of these two movements develops a vision of teaching and learning that is critical, hands on, inquiry-based, and suitable for life in a mobile, global, participatory democracy.

CIJE.

Semiannual cumulation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 8099

Foxfire 12

War Stories, Cherokee Traditions, Summer Camps, Square Dancing, Crafts, and More Affairs of Plain Living

Author: Foxfire Fund Inc

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9781400032617

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 560

View: 6828

Presents the art of the simple life with a collection of stories and essays on Appalachia, covering such topics as square dancing, making rose beads, Cherokee traditions, and lessons on finding turtles in the local pond.

Words in the Wilderness

Critical Literacy in the Borderlands

Author: Stephen Gilbert Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791493342

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 4459

Blends vivid personal accounts and sophisticated theoretical analysis to make a compelling book about one teacher's experience teaching on an Athabascan Indian Reservation in Alaska.

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies

Author: Gerald J. Pine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278741

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 4073

"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies