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ERIC Number: ED354529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-13
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
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An Analysis of the Need Fulfillment Imagery in Children's Folk Tales.
Napier, Georgia; Ali, Munir
A study described the need fulfillment imagery found in selected versions of folk tales for children. The needs identified were physiological, safety, love, achievement, knowledge, change, and aesthetic. Forty individual books published since 1960 under the broad category of folklore and available in the United States were content analyzed. Results indicated that: (1) all the needs identified as children's basic human needs received attention in the stories analyzed, with safety imagery receiving the most attention; (2) life was portrayed in these tales as it is in the real world; and (3) the folk tales suggested resolutions to problems that a child might encounter on his or her way to growth and maturity. Findings suggest that folk tales can be used with children to enrich their experiences, help them understand the world around them, and strengthen their sense of justice and morality. (Two tables of data are included. An appendix lists the tales which were analyzed; 13 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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