Conclusions: The Past Is Prologue: Notes for Understanding Folklore and Education Considering the Pedagogy of Rachel Davis DuBois
Using a series of diagrams and tables, this chapter synthesizes Rachel’s work, and it compares and contrasts it with work in Folklife Education today. Rachel’s work is seen as a “best practice” as it has been tested over and over and has an established place in the curriculum and the community. Folklife Education is a “validating practice” in that there will never be folklife education programs like those designed by Rachel, but they can be applied to work in Folklife Education today. This conclusion affirms what was written earlier: that Intercultural Education could not survive without folklore, and that Folklife Education’s practitioners have much to draw from Rachel’s work and incorporate in work today.
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