Drama-based interventions and narrative

Authored by: Wendy K. Mages

The Routledge International Handbook of early Literacy Education

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138787889
eBook ISBN: 9781315766027
Adobe ISBN: 9781317659204


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This chapter identifies four general types of drama-based interventions designed to promote young children’s narrative development: play-training interventions, writing-improvement interventions, Paley-paradigm interventions and readers-theatre interventions. These diverse interdisciplinary interventions were designed to foster a variety of narrative outcomes, such as the production, comprehension and/or recall of either oral or written narratives. The merits and challenges of the research on drama-based narrative interventions, and the potential these interventions hold for supporting young children’s acquisition of narrative skills and influencing early childhood education curricula, are discussed.

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