ERIC Number: ED367012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Implications for Students Role Character Development When the Teacher Becomes an Actor in the Production.
A case study explored the implications for secondary school acting students in developing character in a role when the theater teacher assumes the role of actor in a student production. Two of Albuquerque, New Mexico's 11 public high schools co-produced "Romeo and Juliet." Pre- and posttests of student perceptions of acting and character development were conducted. Data also included audio and videotape; student, director, and researcher journals; surveys; student, parent, and staff evaluations; and "open forum" discussions. Results indicated: (1) no significant differences in student attitudes toward most of the internal and external aspects of character development; (2) significant changes in feeling toward emotional recall and character analysis; (3) students were unanimously positive in their responses to a teacher/artist being involved in a student production; (4) the student/teacher relationship was enhanced; (5) the open forums were an excellent method of helping to develop trust and respect among the members of the student company; and (6) the two-school approach did not seem as essential to the outcome of the project as originally thought because the training and experience of the students was so similar. (Contains 32 references, 2 appendixes of data, and a calendar of events.) (RS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Characterization, Communication Research, Dramatics, High School Students, High Schools, Production Techniques, Student Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Teacher Student Relationship
National Arts Education Research Center/New York University, 32 Washington Place, Room 52, New York, NY 10003 ($4).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Arts Education Research Center, New York, NY.