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ERIC Number: EJ816173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
How Children Aged 9-10 Understand Bible Stories: A Study of Children at a Church-Aided and a State Primary School in the Midlands
Worsley, Howard
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v9 n2 p203-217 2004
This article details the Bible Story Project's (BSP) initial work in examining how children understand stories. It draws on the insights of both developmental thinking and experiential learning, with awareness of the growing need to release the authentic "voice of the child". The context is found in Year 5 children in two contrasting inner city schools. The data is reduced by means of quantitative (mathematical statistics) and qualitative (case study) methods. It is summarized with a description of the fresh insights offered by the research, noting how imaginative world views influence the personal hermeneutic of children as they respond to either religious or secular stories. The children in the research sample are British and multi-ethnic working with a predominantly Judaeo-Christian world view. (Contains 5 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)