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ERIC Number: ED114849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 173
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Drama: What's Really Happening in the English Classroom.
Banks, Linda Jane
The purposes of the study were (1) to ascertain how public high school teachers of English in New England are teaching drama and using drama activities in their classrooms; (2) to design a set of guidelines for the teaching of drama and the use of drama activities; (3) to discover how teachers of English in New England public schools are prepared in college for teaching drama and theater arts in the English classroom; (4) to discover whether those teachers who have taken courses in drama and theater arts make use of methods of teaching drama that are noticeably different from those used by teachers who have not taken such courses. A questionnaire was mailed to the chairpersons of English departments in 500 New England public high schools, chosen by random sampling. The data revealed that the kinds of courses taken by teachers have an effect upon the kinds of drama activities they use in their classrooms. Teachers who have taken performance-oriented courses or theater education courses have significantly more success than failure with drama activities of all kinds in comparison with those who have taken drama as literature courses or none of these kinds of courses at all. (Author/LL)
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 75-23,518, MF $7.50, Xerography $15.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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