COLLECTION

Asian Folk Arts Education Project

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Identifier
C0010 (local)
Date
1995 - 2004 (Inclusive dates)
Summary
The Asian Folk Arts Education Project (AFAEP) aimed to involve Asian immigrant students in folklore fieldwork, ethnographic documentation in their own communities, and reflection on their own experiences. Goals were to give students the tools to critically examine the place of culture in their lives. Four high school-aged students were taught ethnographic techniques (interviewing, photography, audio recording, transcribing, logging, etc.), participated in weekly meetings, and produced a slide-tape/video Normal to Me (see Philadelphia Folklore Project collection C0019: PFP slide-tape/videos series 1 and 2).
 
AFAEP was a team effort done in collaboration with traditional artists and with educator and curriculum specialist Debbie Wei (then at the Philadelphia School District), along with PFP staff and other educators. The material in this collection primarily represents the work with students. Materials accessioned include interviews, transcriptions and logs, educational materials used in workshops, notes from workshops, and photographic materials. Some administrative materials (grant materials, notes from fieldwork trainings) can also be found here.
 
In addition to Normal to Me, also see "Why do you guys dance like that?" conversations with Asian American teenagers.” Edited from interviews by students Catzie Vilayphonh, Ty Sao, Mol Ly, Sin Tran, and René Marquez, with Debbie Wei, Teresa Jaynes and Debora Kodish, in PFP’s magazine, Works in Progress.
Creator and/or Contributor
Kai Chan (creator), Leap Chan (creator), Sao Chanthasak (creator), Cong Do (creator), Jeannie Han-Yin (creator), Rennet Hing (creator), Au Huynh (creator), Teresa Jaynes (contributor), Prolong Khan Ngin (contributor), Debora Kodish (contributor), Leendavy Koung (creator), Muy Kuoch (creator), Kim Lor (creator), Mol Ly (contributor), Kim Mach (creator), Rene Marquez (contributor), Patrick Ngo (creator), Samien Nol (creator), Ty Sao (contributor), Howie Shou (creator), Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun (creator), April Su (creator), Eric Su (creator), Sin Tran (contributor), Catzie Vilyaphonh (contributor), Danny Vu (creator), Debbie Wei (contributor), Chamroeun Yin (creator)
Related Archival Materials
Vilayphonh, Catzie, et al. 1996. "Why do you guys dance like that?” Conversations with Asian American teenagers. Works in Progress 9(1/2):16-19.
Extent
8 (accessions)
26 (sound cassettes (analog))
656 (slides)
31 (film negatives)
5 (photographic prints)
115 (digital image files (JPEG))
0.1875 (linear feet mss fieldnotes)
Other Subject Headings
Folklore and education (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
place-based education (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Asian American youth (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Preferred Citation
Asian Folk Arts Education Project. Philadelphia Folklore Project Folklife Archive.
Related Entities:
Kai Chan (creator)
Leap Chan (creator)
Sao Chanthasak (creator)
Cong Do (creator)
Jeannie Han-Yin (creator)
Rennet Hing (creator)
Au Huynh (creator)
Leendavy Koung (creator)
Muy Kuoch (creator)
Kim Lor (creator)
Kim Mach (creator)
Patrick Ngo (creator)
Samien Nol (creator)
Howie Shou (creator)
Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun (creator)
April Su (creator)
Eric Su (creator)
Danny Vu (creator)
Chamroeun Yin (creator)