Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Fairy tales can be used in the classroom to promote normal growth and development as well as carry a message of hope and faith in the strength and goodness of humans. Because fairy tales are imaginative literature, readers can safely experience and work through scary situations which are analogous to situations in real life. Bibliotherapy refers to the basic concept that literature has therapeutic properties and is a program of activity based on the interactive processes of media and those who experience it. The therapeutic properties of reading are useful in education to support life adjustment, psychological maturity and moral development. (JAC)
Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (St. Louis, MO, April 12-15, 1981).