The Education of the Folk: Peasant Schools and Folklore Scholarship

  title={The Education of the Folk: Peasant Schools and Folklore Scholarship},
  author={Cati Coe},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  • Cati Coe
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Journal of American Folklore
  • The history of intellectual interaction in the 19th and early 20th centuries between scholars of vernacular culture and educational reformers remains a lacuna in the discipline of folklore. This examination of educational reforms brought on by the introduction and spread of schooling for peasant children raises issues of how folklorists should intervene and how to judge the complicated effects of those interventions. 
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