Teaching as Story Telling: An Alternative Approach to Teaching and Curriculum in the Elementary School

Teaching as Story Telling: An Alternative Approach to Teaching and Curriculum in the Elementary School

by Kieran Egan
     
 

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"I am very impressed by the practicality of [Egan's] introduction of the use of story-forms in curriculum for young children. His model is fascinating, and its various possibilities in a range of fields makes it worth a good look by many kinds of teachers."—Maxine Greene, Teachers College, Columbia

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"I am very impressed by the practicality of [Egan's] introduction of the use of story-forms in curriculum for young children. His model is fascinating, and its various possibilities in a range of fields makes it worth a good look by many kinds of teachers."—Maxine Greene, Teachers College, Columbia

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Egan (education, Simon Fraser U., Canada) proposes a radical model for elementary education that engages children's imagination by tapping into one of the basic forms of making sense of the world and of our experiences: stories and story telling. His book contains numerous examples of how the story form can be used in planning classes in social studies and language arts as well as in subjects like math and science. A paper edition ($7.95) is available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226190327
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
03/15/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.45(d)

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