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ERIC Number: ED267453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Values through Drama.
Berghammer, Gretta
One dramatic technique to aid students in their discovery of values and value systems is "theatre-in-education" (TIE), a theatre event that takes place in schools, with actors working through roles for and with children. TIE aims to fuse education and theatre by having team members function as both teachers and actors, and the audiences of young people participate as both themselves and characters. TIE programs can be grouped into five categories ranging from full participation (category I), to full performance (category V). Topics that can be explored through TIE are personal freedom, peer pressure, and racial tolerance, leading students to consider their values of fairness, equality, individuality, and independence. Three programs suggesting the nature and range of TIE programs are at the Cockpit Theatre in London, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Northern Iowa. (Discussion of the objectives and procedures in each program comprises the major portion of this paper.) (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 4-7, 1985).