Appalachian Studies Association
The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared
community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia. The Appalachian Studies Association's mission is to encourage study, advance scholarship, disseminate information, and enhance communication between Appalachian peoples, their communities, governmental organizations, and educational institutions
(Information to be added here by ALC members and interested others to build a body of resources that will include teaching resources, scholarly papers, book/film resources, etc. related to teaching and learning in and about Appalachia)
Appalshop is a multi-disciplinary arts and education center producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books in the heart of Appalachia. Appalshop's education and training programs support communities' efforts to solve their own problems in a just and equitable way. Each year, Appalshop productions and services reach several million people nationally and internationally. Appalshop is dedicated to the proposition that the world is immeasurably enriched when local cultures garner the resources, including new technologies, to tell their own stories and to listen to the unique stories of others. The creative acts of listening and telling are Appalshop's core competency. Appalshop began in 1969 as a federal War on Poverty program to train disadvantaged Appalachian young people for jobs in the urban film and television industries. Rather than leave their rural homeland, the trainees incorporated as a not-for-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for regional self-expression.
Appalachian State Libraries Research Aids
Appalachian Studies Association's on-line syllabus archive has been created as both a resource for teachers designing Appalachian Studies courses and as well as a history of the teaching of Appalachian Studies.
U.S. Programs in Appalachian Studies
Service-Learning and Participatory Learning