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ERIC Number: ED080986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 237
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Analyses of Selected Studies on Folklore As Applicable to Junior High School English Programs.
Mahoney, Nora Belle
This study investigated selected topics as universal folklore themes. The goal was to discover, from Indo-European and Afro-Asiatic languages, material that could be used in a secondary English unit that would emphasize the universality of themes in tales from different cultures. Among the conclusions reached were: (1) the Greeks have no monopoly on folklore; (2) there is a similarity among tales from widely separated regions; (3) folklore is very complex and the term should not be associated only with children's fairy tales; (4) men from around the world have developed explanations of how their kind began; and (5) the study of the supernatural should be a valuable intellectual investigation in secondary literature programs. It is suggested that in using a folklore unit the teacher should consider the interests, intellectual maturity, reading ability, and academic background of the students. The teacher should also review traditional folklore units, annotated folklore bibliographies, and popular contemporary literature rich in allusions to folklore. (Author/DI)
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Note: D.Ed. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University