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ERIC Number: ED124991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
An Inventory of Cocurricular Drama Programs in the Secondary Schools of Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Hoover, Nancy Roahrig
In order to compile an inventory of secondary school cocurricular dramatics programs in the Jefferson County, Kentucky, public schools, eleven principals, eighteen teachers, and eighty students were randomly selected from thirteen high schools, five junior high schools, and five middle schools. Respondents completed questionnaires concerning the nature of, attitudes toward, and involvement with dramatics programs. The inventory revealed that dramatics programs were rated as "fair"; that principals and teachers placed dramatics third in importance in activities programs, while students placed dramatics first; that all respondents rated dramatics as relevant to other experiences; that students attended movies more frequently than school plays and live theatre; that most respondents desired an expansion of the dramatics program; and that drama teachers-sponsors were not sufficiently prepared in the field, as revealed by the fact that 83% of instructors had insufficient drama credit hours to constitute a teaching minor. A review of the literature concerning the status of secondary theatre and the value of dramatics in education is included. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A