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ERIC Number: EJ482214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Primary School Literature and Folktales in Kenya: What Makes a Children's Story African?
Eisemon, Thomas Owen; And Others
Comparative Education Review, v30 n2 p232-46 May 1986
Compares African children's stories with Kenyan primary school literature with regard to structure, use of characterization, forms of dramatization, and social contexts of storytelling. Argues that school texts, published mostly by multinational firms, have been adapted to only surface characteristics of African cultures. Proposes that features of oral tradition be incorporated into language-arts materials for cultural maintenance purposes. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya