Inside the Classroom (and Out): How We Learn Through Folklore

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Kenneth L. Untiedt
University of North Texas Press, 2005 - 322 páginas
Inside the Classroom (and Out) examines folklore and its many roles in education. Several articles explore teaching in rural school houses in the early twentieth century, while others provide insight into more serious academic scholarship in the field of folklore itself. One chapter looks at the "early years," including works about day care centers, scout programs, children's books, and the basic definition of what we mean by "folklore." Another chapter covers high school: cheerleading, football, yearbooks, and beliefs of Hispanic students. There is a chapter dedicated to Paul Patterson and his contribution to teaching; a chapter that covers college experiences, with stories about early Aggies, ghosts on university campuses, and collegiate cowgirls; and a chapter involving scholarly works, such as ways to help improve our memories, a linguistic study of cowboy poetry, and a comprehensive look at folklore studies.

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Part 4a College Years
174
Part 4b College Years
175
Chapter 16 SmallTown Texas Wisdom
176
Chapter 17 Aggie Incredibles
184
Chapter 18 Peas in the Family
196
Chapter 19 College Rodeo Cowgirls
200
Chapter 20 Ghosts Goblins Virgins and Other Supernatural Creatures
212
Part 5a Language and Study
222

Chapter 8 Knowledge About Folk Medicine Among Students in Alice High School
84
Chapter 9 School Yearbooks
92
Chapter 10 TwoBits FourBits or High School Cheerleading as a Lay Folk Ritual
114
Chapter 11 Seeing Red over Varsity Blues
126
Part 3a A Tribute to Paul Patterson
132
Part 3b A Tribute to Paul Patterson
133
Chapter 12 Jes Sir Meester Patternson
134
Chapter 13 Paul Patterson
148
Chapter 14 Paul Patterson Master Teacher
154
Chapter 15 A Pecos Pilgrims Pilgrimage
164
Part 5b Language and Study
223
Chapter 21 Popular English Usage in Texas or How Youre Sposed to Talk
224
Chapter 22 Talking Fancy
232
Chapter 23 Folk Use of Mnemonics
246
Chapter 24 Some Aspects of Language in Selected Cowboy Poetry
258
Chapter 25 Some Past Directions of NarrativeFolklore Study
272
Biographical Information
299
Index
307
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Página 59 - Whether the performance takes place at home, in the coffee house, in the courtyard, or in the halls of a noble, the essential element of the occasion of singing that influences the form of the poetry is the variability and instability of the audience. The instability of the audience requires a marked degree of concentration on the part of the singer in order that he may sing at all; it also tests to the utmost his dramatic ability and his narrative skill in keeping the audience as attentive as possible.
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Página 66 - The term speech event will be restricted to activities, or aspects of activities, that are directly governed by rules or norms for the use of speech.
Página 74 - ... Lomax and Abrahams, a relation between performer, esthetically marked (stylized) material, and audience. Dundes, on the other hand, has shown the difference between knowing folklore materials and knowing how to use them, and has shown ways to study folklore as communication in terms of rules of use.17 The essential element common to all these approaches is the movement from a focus on the text to a focus on the communicative event. The term "context" takes on a new meaning, or new force in this...
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KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University, and is now an associate professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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