Title

A comparative study on storytelling perceptions of Chinese, Vietnamese, American, and German education students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-4-2015

Abstract

The study compared the perceptions of adults from four countries about storytelling. Americans (N = 153), Germans (N = 163), Chinese (N = 324), and Vietnamese (N = 356) completed a survey. Americans’ scores on measures of storytelling experiences were the highest overall. Americans and Germans reported having significantly more childhood experiences of storytelling than the Chinese and Vietnamese. Vietnamese reported that storytelling experiences have impacted their resilience and propensity to use storytelling for teaching more than Chinese and Germans. Practical implications are that educators should investigate their students’ stance on storytelling so they may leverage culturally responsive literacy practices.

Publication Title

Reading Psychology

Volume

37

Issue

5

First Page

728

Last Page

752

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/02702711.2015.1105340

ISSN

02702711

E-ISSN

15210685

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