Storytelling in Schools
Luckily, a few wise librarians, camp counselors, folklorists, and traditional tellers from cultures which still highly valued the oral tale kept storytelling alive. [...] Teachers discovered that children could easily recall whatever historical or scientific facts they learned through story."
Jackie Baldwin and Kate Dudding are creating documentation (a booklet, this web site, and a promotional brochure) that storytellers can present to school administrators and other potential funders to demonstrate the value of using storytelling and storytelling techniques across the curriculum in traditional classrooms. Specific programs around the U.S. are described.
The National Storytelling Network has awarded Jackie and Kate a Member Grant to partially underwrite this research.
If you know of documented projects that demonstrate the value of storytelling in schools, please send this information to us.
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