ERIC Number: ED027313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Report Reflecting the Findings of the Evaluation Team of the Region III Dramatics Enrichment Program Conducted in School Systems of Louisville, Jefferson County, and Bullitt County, Kentucky.
Neill, Robert D.; And Others
An evaluation team, funded by a Title III/ESEA grant, considered the success of the 1967-68 Dramatics Enrichment Program conducted in selected secondary school systems in Kentucky. Eight test instruments were used to evaluate 900 students who attended four plays as a class activity and who received copies of the plays, study guides, and special classroom instruction before and after viewing each play. The following conclusions were reached: (1) Dramatic experiences are important to American secondary students of all levels and abilities, who regularly assimilate and personalize dramatic content. (2) Adequate instruments for evaluating the effects of educational experiences on students' attitudes and values are not presently available. (3) Inservice programs for upgrading and extending teachers' backgrounds in drama can be effectively implemented through a Dramatics Enrichment Program. (4) The difference between academic and theatrical interpretations of plays can prompt discussions and consequent involvement for both students and teachers; indicate important principles of theater, literature, and education; and guide students in making individual evaluations of art forms. (LH)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cognitive Tests, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Cultural Enrichment, Drama, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Schools, Student Experience, Student Teacher Relationship, Testing
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY.