ERIC Number: ED065479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Commitment, Creativity, Challenge: We Are All Learning Together in the Process.
Academy Theatre, Atlanta, GA.; Atlanta Public Schools, GA.; Clark Coll., Atlanta, GA.
Clark College, in cooperation with Academy Theatre and the Atlanta Public School System, developed a competency-based teacher education program for students interested in the performing arts as well as other disciplines. The program identifies desirable performance standards for teachers, evaluates the trainees' achievement of these performance levels, and observes the effect of the trainees' performance upon the public school students with whom they work. Ten undergraduates attend morning classes at the theatre and at the college, spend afternoons working as Urban Corps Interns in supervised classes in elementary schools evolving theory out of direct experience, and engage in self-examination during workshops which further such learning aids as group dynamics, play creation, and role playing. Evaluation of the pilot course by teachers and principals working with students during the 1970-71 school year demonstrated that the competence of any teacher in any discipline for any age level can be greatly increased by an awareness of the use of dramatic technique, especially when supported by the classes and workshops already noted. (Author/MJM)
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Sponsor: Norman Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Academy Theatre, Atlanta, GA.; Atlanta Public Schools, GA.; Clark Coll., Atlanta, GA.