Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children

Overview

In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12 years. Speaking Out is a book for storytellers, educators, parents, and anyone who cares about helping children find within ...
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Overview

In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12 years. Speaking Out is a book for storytellers, educators, parents, and anyone who cares about helping children find within themselves the keys to imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415966603
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/15/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Zipes has published and translated over a dozen volumes on and about stories, fairy tales, and storytelling. Cofounder of the Neighborhood Bridges Project, he is one of the most widely respected scholars of fairy tales and a passionate advocate for storytelling in education. He is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

1 The Utopian tendency of storytelling : turning the world upside down 3
2 The wisdom and the folly of storytelling 13
3 How storytellers can change education in changing times : stealing from the rich to build community bridges 35
4 The neighborhood bridges project 63
5 A typical bridges session with untypical games and learning 85
6 Fairy tales, animal fables, trickster stories, and peace tales 113
7 Legends, myths, superhero stories, tall tales, family stories, and Utopian tales 163
8 Creative drama, crossing bridges festival, and evaluation 219
9 Political children's theater in the age of globalization 239
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