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Speaking Out : Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children - Jack Zipes

Speaking Out

Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children

Hardcover Published: 7th October 2004
ISBN: 9780415966603
Number Of Pages: 320

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In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12 years.
For the past four years, Jack Zipes has worked with the Neighborhood Bridges Program of the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, taking his storytelling techniques into inner-city schools. Speaking Out is in part a record of the transformations storytelling can work on the minds and lives of young people. But it is also a vivid and exhilarating demonstration of a different kind of education - one built from deep inside each child.
Speaking Out is a book for storytellers, educators, parents, and anyone who cares about helping kids find within themselves the keys to imagination.

Industry Reviews

"Jack Zipes is one of our essential writers on storytelling past, present, and future. His work marks a happy and lasting marriage of prodigious scholarship and social commitment
-Joseph Sobol, author of The Storytellers' Journey
"A concise and very useful aid to storytelling."
-Publishers Weekly
"This is certainly thought provoking."
"This is a remarkable book, the best of the many books about storytelling that I have read."
-Journal of Educational Thought

The Utopian tendency of storytelling : turning the world upside downp. 3
The wisdom and the folly of storytellingp. 13
How storytellers can change education in changing times : stealing from the rich to build community bridgesp. 35
The neighborhood bridges projectp. 63
A typical bridges session with untypical games and learningp. 85
Fairy tales, animal fables, trickster stories, and peace talesp. 113
Legends, myths, superhero stories, tall tales, family stories, and Utopian talesp. 163
Creative drama, crossing bridges festival, and evaluationp. 219
Political children's theater in the age of globalizationp. 239
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ISBN: 9780415966603
ISBN-10: 0415966604
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.85  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1