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Oral Histories as Living Literature [microform] / Edmund J. Farrell
Bib ID 5392178
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Farrell, Edmund J
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1980 
12 p. 
Summary

For many reasons, oral histories should commend themselves to classroom teachers. Sensitively edited, they are eminently readable because of their intimacy, their authenticity, and their varied presentation of human life. As with other books, especially novels written in the first person and autobiographies, oral histories can provide students with insight into the lives of those far different from themselves. Oral history can be used by teachers interested in oral interpretation. Questions concerning the age of the speaker, his or her attitude toward the immediate and distant audience, the speaker's values, and the tone (pitch, volume, quality) of the speaker's voice can aid in the interpretation. For the language arts or English teacher, oral histories can be a springboard into various writing and editing assignments. Students can interview each other, family members, or members of their communities. Through the experience of interviewing, transcribing, and editing, students can learn that everyone has a story to tell and a personal heritage to be preserved. (A short bibliography of oral histories and how-to books on oral history is provided.) (MKM)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (70th, Cincinnati, OH, November 21-26, 1980).

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects English Instruction.  |  Higher Education.  |  Language Arts.  |  Oral History.  |  Oral Interpretation.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Teaching Methods.
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Guides, Classroom  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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