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ERIC Number: EJ764445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Moral Qualities of Experiential Narratives
Conle, Carola
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v39 n1 p11-34 Feb 2007
This study argues for the need to collect data on the interaction of imaginative processes and moral and ethical qualities of narrative. It locates the curricular context of experiential narratives and provides a narrative illustration of key terms from a moral theory. It reports on research in which experiential narratives were told to grades 7-10 students and describes student reactions to three speakers' narrative accounts. For the students the encounter seemed to be an experience in imaginative resourcefulness within moral and ethical territory. Prior experiences were called up and likely modified. The moral impact of the encounter came about through a specific interaction between the narrative world offered by a speaker and the existing imaginative repertoire of a listener. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada