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ERIC Number: EJ797148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Using Historical Stories to Teach Tolerance: The Experiences of Turkish Eighth-Grade Students
Demircioglu, Ismail H.
Social Studies, v99 n3 p105-110 May-Jun 2008
This study's primary purpose is to investigate the ways in which eighth-grade students responded to a story told to them in a history lesson, which was intended to teach them tolerance. The author used a qualitative approach to gather data in this study. First, he researched the literature dealing with the importance of storytelling in education. Second, he used a semistructured interview to elicit the attitudes of twenty randomly chosen eighth-grade students, both toward the story itself and toward the activities based on the story. The author conducted the research in May 2005 in a primary school in the city of Trabzon, Turkey. The compiled data revealed the following results: the use of stories can make history lessons interesting and enjoyable; by listening to this story, students recognized that people with different religions and ethnicities can live together peacefully; the story influenced students' ideas about people from different cultural backgrounds in a positive way; and students recognized that tolerance is important if people are to live together. (Appended are: (1) Summary of the Story; and (2) Story Worksheets.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey