ERIC Number: ED028165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Dramatics and the Teaching of Literature. NCTE/ERIC Studies in the Teaching of English.
This review of current uses of drama in the teaching of literature deals with drama that is "concerned with experience by the participants, irrespective of any function of communication to an audience." Chapters are devoted to (1) the British-influenced Dartmouth Seminar proposals emphasizing drama and oral language, (2) American reactions to recent British educational practices in language and literature, (3) Jennie Lee's official survey of drama in English schools, (4) research on psychodrama, creative dramatics, "theatre games," and other varieties of drama, (5) James Moffett's call for drama as the central activity in the English curriculum, (6) various ways drama has actually been used in the teaching of literature in American secondary schools, and (7) the contributions that dramatic approaches make to the student's comprehension of aesthetic, creative, and ethical aspects of literature. (JS)
Descriptors: Acting, Creative Activities, Creative Dramatics, Drama, Dramatics, Educational Research, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Language, Literature, Public Schools, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 01401, $1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of English.
Identifiers: Great Britain; United States