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Online Archive of proof that storytelling works! Please weigh in!

Help me find : PROOF THAT STORYTELLING IS BENEFICIAL; academic,
educational, entertainment, medically...any possible way!

Dearest Storytellers

At a recent conference in Scotland one of the things we hit upon is the
lack of gathered evidence that storytelling is incredibly beneficial to
communities, individuals, education systems etc. We all know that it is a
valuable tool for emotional literacy, literacy, development and
community building, but all our knowledge is based on experience, on
seeing it happen.

But who has measured it? I would like to create an online archive of
links, published papers, academic journals and anything else we can say
quantifiably proves that what we are doing works!

This archive needs to be full of material that we have permission to
use. It would mean that when applying for funding, or trying to convince
governmental bodies we would all of us have a place, a source to go to
to say "See it does work! HONEST!"

So if you have published something, if you have run a project, if you
have data or information that would be helpful and you are willing to
share it please post it on here. Once i collect it all I will find a way
to host it all online somewhere, or on here somewhere.

So far I have one link, and possibly a Masters Thesis to add to this!
http://www.kendallhaven.com/story_proof__the_science_behind_the_sta...

Thanks for your time in this!
in word and deed
Clare Muireann Murphy

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Comment by Clare Muireann Murphy on March 28, 2010 at 5:13pm
Thanks Yvonne!!! This gets it started on the right note!
beir bua
Clare
Comment by Yvonne Healy on March 28, 2010 at 5:08pm
Healing Stories / National Storytelling Network offers a searchable bibliography with pertinent resources at http://www.healingstories.org.
Comment by Yvonne Healy on March 28, 2010 at 5:01pm
Hi,
National Storytelling Network sponsors http://www.StorytellinginSchools.org which links and abstracts numerous Quantitative Studies and Innovative Projects analyzing the efficacy of storytelling in education.

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