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ERIC Number: ED114853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 238
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An Investigation of the Effects of Creative Dramatics on Ninth Grade Students.
Ridel, Shelby Jean Harvey
The purposes of this study were to describe the use of creative dramatics within an average ninth grade arts class and to document the behavior changes in verbal and nonverbal communications, creative thinking and behavior, feeling of group closeness, self-confidence, and attitude toward the course. A teacher inexperienced in drama conducted the activities. Participant observation was the chief data collection methodology. Observations indicated positive change for most students in the areas hypothesized. Other data included an attitude survey concerning English, a questionnaire eliciting student attitudes toward drama, creative writing samples, and Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, Verbal Forms. It was concluded that drama can aid development of imagination and communication, with benefits resulting from dramatic activities even when directed by a teacher inexperienced in drama. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University