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ERIC Number: EJ1169931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Reading to the Soul: Narrative Imagery and Moral Education in Early to Mid-Twentieth-Century Queensland
Carden, Clarissa
History of Education, v47 n2 p269-284 2018
This paper examines the way in which narratives, including stories and poetry, have been used in school texts relating to moral instruction. The paper will draw on texts used in Queensland classrooms in the early part of the twentieth century to demonstrate the ways in which description of sights and the experiences of the senses, and of exaggerated consequences, are used in narratives and poems with the intention of imparting moral lessons. The texts analysed include both those used in "Civics and Morals" lessons and the Queensland School Readers, a long-running series of classroom readers designed to suit the unique needs of the state's children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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