ERIC Number: ED039254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Role Induction and Role Involvement in Creative Drama. Final Report.
Lazier, Gilbert N.; Sutton-Smith, Brian
This pilot study attempted to develop systematic scientific procedures for the study of improvisational drama with children, especially ways of assessing what the typical creative drama teacher does with children, what children do when they are acting, and what effects this might have on the rest of their educational development. Specific investigations undertaken were (1) development of methods for correlating child activity in dramatic tasks with involvement scale ratings and to correlate these ratings with audio tapes of the activities; (2) an analysis of the major events in improvisational drama; (3) development of a role involvement scale; (4) development of reliability in the use of the involvement scale; (5) development of ways of describing the relationship between the child's natural management of his own postures and gestures and the requirements of the role; (6) an examination through video tape of the way in which children of varying ages react to the same instructions and script; (7) relationships between dramatic, artistic, and fantasy measures of expression. (Analyses of data from a number of the studies cited are, at this time, incomplete.) (LH)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Creative Dramatics, Dramatic Play, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Participation, Role Perception, Role Playing, Self Control, Student Evaluation, Student Reaction, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods, Test Reliability, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.