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ERIC Number: ED094494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-17
Pages: 14
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A Burkean Analysis of the Classroom.
Freeman, Jeanne
A promising area in educational research is the application of techniques of literary criticism to curriculum theory. Kenneth Burke's dramatistic system clarifies the five sources of motives in the drama--purpose, agency, scene, agent, and act. This pentad creates a possibly fruitful model that highlights the drama of the classroom. Contrasting three long recognized orientations in education--knowledge transmission, socialization, self actualization--with Burke's taxonomy highlights the ways in which the three frames of reference shape various dramatic situations. This dramatistic interpretation provides additional perspectives that appear to clarify and enrich analysis of the educational process. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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