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.
"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."
"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 down||p. 3|
|The wisdom and the folly of storytelling||p. 13|
|How storytellers can change education in changing times : stealing from the rich to build community bridges||p. 35|
|The neighborhood bridges project||p. 63|
|A typical bridges session with untypical games and learning||p. 85|
|Fairy tales, animal fables, trickster stories, and peace tales||p. 113|
|Legends, myths, superhero stories, tall tales, family stories, and Utopian tales||p. 163|
|Creative drama, crossing bridges festival, and evaluation||p. 219|
|Political children's theater in the age of globalization||p. 239|
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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 7th October 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1