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Volume 2 Number 8 August 2017
The Assessment of Contribution of Tales to Childrens Education and Lack of Instructive ElementsPages: 81-87
Authors: Ahmet Tanir
Tales are anonymous works that are narrative and instructive, and contribute to children’s development of language and imaginary world. It would be wrong to look for an exact source to examine tales because they have the features of the geography and characteristics of the society in which they are told. Researchers have long emphasized that tales have an important place in children’s education. Tales are beneficial for children’s language, socio-cultural, cognitive and psychological development. However, some researchers argue that the distinctive icons of tales between bad and good negatively affect children’s development in these areas. This study focuses on the contribution of tales to children’s language, socio-cultural, cognitive and psychological development, and also the lack of instructive elements in tales.