ERIC Number: EJ345572
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Taking a Cross-Cultural Look at Narratives.
Heath, Shirley Brice
Topics in Language Disorders, v7 n1 p84-94 Dec 1986
The article discusses cultural variation in narrative genres, use, and learning. The ethnocentricity of many current approaches to the study of narratives is pointed out. Four universal types of narrative are identified (recounts, eventcasts, accounts, and stories). Teachers should not assume a common cultural background in children's access to narrative genres. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Narrative Discourse: Development and Disorders. For related information, see EC 191 220-227.