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Children and proverbs speak the truth : teaching proverbial wisdom to fourth graders

Author: Wolfgang Mieder; Deborah Holmes; Templeton Foundation.
Publisher: Burlington, Vt. : University of Vermont, 2000.
Series: Supplement series of Proverbium, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study is a detailed report on whether and how children aged nine to ten can be taught proverbial wisdom as expressions of traditional laws of life."--P. [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Sayings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mieder, Wolfgang.
Children and proverbs speak the truth.
Burlington, Vt. : University of Vermont, 2000
(OCoLC)605972666
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Mieder; Deborah Holmes; Templeton Foundation.
OCLC Number: 47123111
Notes: ""Proverbium" with support from the John Templeton Foundation."
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Teaching and learning proverbs --
proposal to teach proverbs to fourth graders --
review of modern proverb studies --
Bibliography for teaching and learning proverb[s] --
150 frequently used Anglo-American proverbs --
What is a proverb? --
Interim progress report on teaching proverbs --
Group pictures of students and teachers --
Forty illustrated proverb interpretations --
Study puppet plays and stories --
Proverb knowledge assessment questionnaire --
Final student questionnaire --
Teacher reflections on teaching proverbs --
Proverb pillow made by the students --
Thank you letter to the students --
Several letters from parents.
Series Title: Supplement series of Proverbium, v. 7.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Mieder and Deborah Holmes.

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"This study is a detailed report on whether and how children aged nine to ten can be taught proverbial wisdom as expressions of traditional laws of life."--P. [4] of cover.

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