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Ethiopian Journal of Education and Sciences

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An Interpretation of Two Oromo Folklore Genres Integrated to Enhance Skills, Knowledge, Attitude and Values in the Student Text Books of Primary Second Cycle Language Curriculum

M Kedir

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to analyze and interpret the meanings of two selected folklore genres namely: riddle and pastoral song portrayed in primary Oromo language student text books integrated to enhance the language skills, knowledge, attitude and cultural values of the children. Qualitative method was employed to analyze the data. The genres selected from student text books, other books, journals, website resources, and unpublished articles were the sources of information in the study. The study found that the two genres  attempted for this study were well enhancing the skills, knowledge, attitude and values of the children. Among the four classification of folklore, the genres of oral folklore and performing folk arts were identified in the texts. Therefore, it is imperative to select a variety from all classifications. Balancing the distribution of folkloric  genres at grade level; authenticating relevance and compatibility with the experience of the children prior to  integrate them with language skills to be taught is very important. It is also essential if the folkloric genres are continued, sequenced, and integrated vertically and horizontally in the curriculum organization were concluded and recommended.



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