In recent years there has been a massive revival of interest internationally in what story can offer to education. This book covers a range of issues at the heart of teaching history, such as the use of talk, the pitfalls of narrative as a pedagogical tool, translating curriculum content into lessons, story telling and story making. It also questions what it means to teach, the difficulties for teachers of remaining constructively critical of policy, and their own practice, during periods of national legislation and change.
'... It is Grant Bage's aim to give stories their rightful place in the classroom, particularly in history lessons ... As the new national curriculum for September 2000 presents teachers with much greater flexibility, this is surely the moment to take in what this book has to say.' - The Times Educational Supplement