Harste as Storyteller

The James Curtin Kid Watching Language Story.


James Curtin  taught School Administration at the University of Minnesota when I was a doctoral student.  One of the stories he told, that I loved, was that one day he was sitting in his office when his daughter, age 5, and a friend were playing outside.  He had his office window open to get some fresh air.  The two children began talking about what their fathers did.  The friend said that her father was a doctor.  His daughter responded, “My Dad is a doctor too, but he’s not the kind of doctor that helps people.”