NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED408629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Pedagogy and Ethnicity: The Practice of Performance as Exemplified in the Teaching of Shange and Butler.
Weinbaum, Batya
Great theoretical debate has occurred in whether a teacher not of the same biological origin of the author of a text can do justice to the literature of another ethnic or racial group in the class. However, mainstream public university students of largely white populations feel themselves "indoctrinated" in classrooms which have the aim of accomplishing diversity. Reader response theory can be embodied in the practice of performance of selected texts to resolve this problem. The skilled teacher can then deftly move from the students' own presentations to theoretical and historical perspectives, and bypass or subsume resistance in attitudes. Students learn by doing in group work. They report actually beginning to feel like the characters and get a better sense of the author's words. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A