ERIC Number: ED451513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Sin, Hope and Optimism in Children's Metaphors.
Metaphor-making is a universal human endeavor that manifests across cultures in various ways. Analyzing metaphors enables educators to gain a greater understanding of many social and cultural issues. Teaching children to write through metaphor based upon their emotional landscapes can reveal much of their inner worlds. Such texts can have a cathartic emotional, spiritual and intellectual value. (Contains 20 references and 8 poems written by students.) (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Emotional Response, Metaphors, Poetry, Primary Education, Writing Instruction
For full text: http://aare.edu.au.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education (Sydney, Australia, December 4-7, 2000).