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ERIC Number: ED182046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 19
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From Aesop to Charlie Brown: Cross-Cultural Values in Traditional Literature. (An Awareness Workshop for Teachers of Young Children).
Christenberry, Mary Anne; Wyckoff, Delores
This paper discusses the positive influences of folk literature on children and the basis of its appeal to them. Sections focus on how traditional literature can be used to develop the child's language ability, critical thinking, value comprehension and sense of humor. The clear-cut structure, characters and language, and the brief and pointed plots of traditional children's literature are contrasted with complex stories, conflicting characters and violent action found in television programs. Similarities between characteristics of children as described by Piaget and characteristics of fairy tales are indicated. In conclusion, five basic values are defined and several ways to help children acquire enduring values in a context of rapid change are suggested. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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