ERIC Number: ED399957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Incorporating Oral History into the Curriculum.
Through becoming involved in oral history, an individual develops transferrable abilities that can be applied throughout a lifetime. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of oral history with an emphasis on how oral history efforts can be incorporated into the curriculum to involve students of all ages. Guidelines for librarians and teachers on how to locate further information are offered. The discussion includes becoming acquainted with the methodology; assessing the appropriateness of oral history in the curriculum; selecting a focus; initiating and directing the project; and types of oral history projects. The advantages of including oral history in the curriculum are also outlined: adaptability of the approach; introduction of a research method; enhancement of communication and organizational skills; and promotion of socialization and self growth. (Contains 12 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Literacy: Traditional, Cultural, Technological. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (23rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 17-22, 1994); see IR 056 058.