• Beowolf
    pagan roots of the Beowulf story, and the light of the post-Christian world. Oral Traditions The poem repeatedly describes characters engaging in the oral transmission of stories. The poem features scops telling stories. It also features Beowulf describing his own history in an oral tradition...
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  • crystal
    - falls to anarchy Timbuktu             Largest city in W. Africa             Central trading region for Horn/ anything S of Sahara Great Zimbabwe             No written language/ oral traditions             Present day Zimbabwe             Religious center             Nwari: creator of life...
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  • Education
    important for being and becoming educated. History of education Supposedly every generation, since the beginning of human existence, somehow passed on its stock of values, traditions, methods and skills to the next generation. The history of the curricula of such education reflects history itself...
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  • literary criticism approaches
    background. Disadvantages: New Critics refer to the historical / biographical critic’s belief that the meaning or value of a work may be determined by the author’s intention as “the intentional fallacy.” Thus, art is reduced to the level of biography rather than universal. A Checklist of...
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  • My Family's Immigration Pattern and Immigration Views
    The migration of family from one country to another greatly affects how people view policy concerning immigration. Analyzing my ancestral history aids in illuminating my personal opinions and attitudes toward immigration. Furthermore, discussing my attitudes in the context of perspectives such as...
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  • Aztec and Inca Religious Zeal
    propaganda that promoted their imperialistic religion. Most of the Aztec's art and literature was made up of this propaganda, which created this religious fervor among the people that grew beyond the control of the ruling elites. "Oral literature, monumental art, written codices, and public and...
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  • U211Through an Analysis of the Text Below, Discuss What Ellen Has Learned About Language and Literacy Practices. to What Extent Do Such Practices Differ from Community to Community?
    children into the literacy events in Maintown matched school traditions by exploring reading. In Roadville it incorporated to achieve success by instructing reading. But in Trackton the rich language opportunities came not from books but from adult talk and oral narrative. Thus when children, with...
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  • Psychological Theories and Research
    may need help to move beyond that stage. Oral Stage (birth to 12-18 months) Infants chief source of pleasure involves oral activities (sucking and eating). - If a child's needs are not met, s/he may grow up to become nail-biting or develop pica (eat/chew inedible substances) - If a child...
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  • An Vansina’s Methodology on Oral Tradition
    , IRSAC and IFAN (Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire), to investigate African history from an “African point of view.” Vansina attributes some of the earlier transformations in African historiography to Kenneth O. Dike, a Nigerian, who collected oral traditions and cross-referenced them with the...
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  • England - The Promised Land?: Utopian Expectations vs. Dystopian Experiences
    had a long history even with poets who used a form of Standard English but the main usage has developed towards a different form of English, creole English or “nation language”. West Indian poetry is also characterised by a long tradition of performing poems orally in order to play with language...
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  • Religion
    , giving instructions and directions. All of these forms of Oral Traditions help to pass on specific cultural practises and values, language and laws, histories and family relationships. Some of the traditional ways to share oral histories are on message sticks, through a story in sand or a painting on...
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  • Bach Ciaconna: a Life of Its Own
    dated manuscript (1720). The Baroque performance practice of the violin was heavily influenced by the preceding oral traditions of the sixteenth century, and found advantages (and disadvantages) in its advancements in the instrumental design and its corresponding outside sonorous properties (i.e. bow...
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  • Importance of Oral Tradition
    . The upholding of societal norms and values is a sacred affair especially that in African society religion is a way of life. In addition, the younger generation is also inquisitive about the history of the society that it lives in. Oral tradition serves to cater for this demand to preserve knowledge...
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  • Historiography
    Patrick Reintjes DeGraw 2nd hour 8-26-2011 Historiography In the following essay I will attempt to explain several aspects of historiography. I will describe what exactly historiography is. I will also explain the alterations that can occur in history, both in textbooks and in oral tradition...
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  • Methods of Data Collection
    issues on the spur of the moment, depending upon what occurs to you in the context of the discussion. There are several types of unstructured interviewing; for example: in-depth interviewing, focus group interviewing, narratives and oral histories. In-depth interviews The theoretical roots...
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  • Religion, Doctrine and the Student Teacher in Jamaica
    the limitless accounts of the past offers a dynamic chimera of propaganda. Historically awareness enables the recreating of the past in relations to other disciplines and attempts to reconstruct history but the significant relationships only serve to resurrect lost traditions. Self actualization is...
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  • Logic and History of Science
    What is Literature?  There are many definitions/ meanings of the word “literature”.  Any printed/written work on any subject is literature. For example, English/French Literature, history of the Yoruba people, works of Shakespeare etc.  Imaginative work of art which may be oral, written or...
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  • African Poetry
    that it is not simply an offshoot of British literary tradition. Despite the many disadvantages such as a scarred past, colonial trauma, expression in a foreign medium, inability to travel abroad, unstable economic and political state of affairs in their respective nations, lack of educational...
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  • Historical Research
    CHAPTER 4 HISTORICAL RESEARCH HISTORY-is the search for knowledge and the truth, a searching to find out. -is any integrated narrative or description of past events or facts written in a spirit of critical inquiry for the whole truth. HISTORICAL RESEARCH/HISTORICAL METHOD...
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  • Methods of Qualitative of Data Collection
    draws from traditions in literary theory, oral history, drama, psychology, folklore, and film philosophy (Connelly & Clandinin, 1990). The method assumes that people construct their realities through narrating their stories. The researcher explores a story told by a participant and records that...
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