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ERIC Number: ED064673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 224
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A Study of the Effects of Creative Dramatics on the Progress in Use of the Library, Reading Interests, Reading Achievement, Self-Concept, Creativity, and Empathy of Fourth and Fifth Grade Children.
Ziegler, Elsie Mae
To appraise the value of a creative dramatics program in a public library setting was the purpose of this study. Nine public library branches comprised the setting for the experiment. At each branch there were three units: (1) creative dramatics, (2) storytelling, and (3) library usage. Storytelling and library usage were the control group. Pre and post assessments were made on reading interests, reading achievement, self-concept, empathy, and creativity. The creative dramatics and storytelling groups participated in planned programs. The library usage group used only library facilities. Children's literature served as the core for both programs. A storyteller told two folktales and four or five poems during a half hour period. The creative dramatics leader told or read one poem or story to stimulate an idea for action. Results indicate that a creative dramatics program does not enhance children's development in library usage, interest in literature, improvement in reading ability, positive self-concepts, creativity, and empathy. Delayed effects on children no longer participating in creative dramatics were neither confirmed nor rejected. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Temple University. Pp. 173-76, "Gates Reading Survey,"& pp. 181-92, "Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking," not microfilmed at request of author. Available for consultation at Temple Univ. Library