ERIC Number: ED205947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Telling Tales: Australian Voices. Australian Studies in Language and Education Monograph Series.
This monograph contains a report of the field work stage of a research project, on the educational significance of the modern Australian oral tradition, which involved the collection of recordings of people telling tales, reminiscing, recalling personal events of significance, and recounting traditional Australian legends from non-Aboriginal sources. Transcripts are provided in the first seven chapters for tales of the fictive life (memory), the urban tale (retelling a story event), the confession tale (a recounting of a very personal incident), the frontier tale (filled with fanciful delights), the work tale (a story event full of interest in itself and located firmly in a pride of work), the death tale (an all-encompassing event and state of mind that impinge on the individual), and the life tale (a steady look at a life presented simply). The final chapter explores the use of the tapes and transcripts in the classroom (HOD)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Oral History, Oral Language, Speech Communication, Story Telling, Tales
Curriculum Development Centre, P. O. Box 52, Dickson, A. C. T. 2602, Australia.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).