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Author Engel, Susan.

Title The stories children tell : making sense of the narratives of childhood / Susan Engel.

Published [New York, N.Y.] : W.H. Freeman, [1995]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  155.4136 ENGE GA3    DUE 15-10-19
 UniM Bund  155.4136 ENGE {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-237) and index.
Contents 1. The World of Children's Stories -- 2. Why Children Tell Stories -- 3. Perspectives on Narrative -- 4. The Kinds of Stories Children Tell -- 5. The Origins of Storytelling -- 6. Developing a Narrative Voice -- 7. We Are the Stories We Tell -- 8. Fostering Narrative Development.
Summary In The Stories Children Tell, developmental psychologist Susan Engel examines the methods and meanings of children's narratives. She offers a fascinating look at one of the most exciting areas in modern psychology and education. What is really going on when a child tells or writes a story? Engel's insights into this provocative question are drawn from the latest research findings and dozens of actual children's tales - compelling, funny, sometimes disturbing stories often of unexpected richness and beauty. In The Stories Children Tell, Susan Engel examines the different functions of storytelling, the way the storytelling process changes as children develop, the contributions of parents and peers to storytelling, the different types of stories children tell, the development of a child's narrative voice, and the best ways of nurturing a child's storytelling skills.
Throughout these discussions, Engel presents compelling evidence for what is perhaps her most intriguing idea: that in constructing stories, children are constructing themselves.
Subject Symbolism (Psychology) in children.
Storytelling ability in children.
ISBN 0716723824