Article titled 'The Bell Always Rang' written by Dr Dorothy Howard and published by The Elementary English Review in 1940. Dr Howard recounts a teaching anecdote of how a discussion of children's names transitioned into lessons about ethnicity, family history, spelling and the composition of autobiographies, written during her time teaching at Vernon L. Davey Junior High School in East Orange, New Jersey. The teacher of Dr Howard's narrative is flexible and adaptable, following the enthusiasm of her students, celebrating their diversity and encouraging the sharing of stories. Her exercise instills pride in the students of their personal heritage and highlights the value of the folklore process in education.

One of a collection of publications about children's folklore written by Dr Dorothy Howard. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc. The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

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Photocopied article with typed black text on paper. Four, unbound pages printed on one side only including title page.

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