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Experimental Work in Education: The Story in the Primary Grades


by Lida B. Earhart - 1907

The last decade has "witnessed a great increase of interest in children's stories, and a wide extension of their use in schools; but as long as a very large number of teachers still deprive themselves of the help of a powerful ally by neglecting to draw upon the great fund which is ever at their disposal, or as long as there are many who make poor selections of material and present them poorly to their pupils, there is need both of agitation and enlightenment in regard to stories and story-telling in the school. The mission of the propagandist in this field is not yet fulfilled while teachers remain ignorant or indifferent in regard to the use of stories, or, worse yet, actually opposed to the idea. It is true that many hesitate to take it up because it is new to them, and they refrain through lack of confidence in their own powers, saying that story-tellers are born, not made. This argument is no more true of this class of people than of doctors, lawyers, and teachers. The hesitancy is usually due to lack of practice, and so the timid teacher, having selected her stories and studied them well, can acquire skill and assurance only through actual practice in telling them, and through the correction of her weaknesses as they become apparent in the process.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 8 Number 2, 1907, p. 133-144
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9946, Date Accessed: 10/17/2019 7:16:17 PM

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