ERIC Number: ED434378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Using Creative Drama in the Multicultural Classroom.
Annarella, Lorie A.
The use of creative drama in a multicultural classroom can allow a teacher to establish a student-focused base for experiential learning and can allow students from various cultures to use drama as a way of expressing their individual cultural differences. Using literature about various ethnic groups in creative drama can contribute to the multicultural classroom. The practice of creative drama can help to cultivate creativity and inventiveness. Creative drama addresses all areas of language arts, teaches the important skill of focusing, and acts as a tool in the multicultural classroom for learning to understand and overcome differences. Using creative drama honors the importance of play and thus acts as a learning tool. Creative drama may be implemented in the classroom through the use of guided imagery, mirror exercises, pantomimes, Reader's Theatre, and Chamber Theatre. (Contains 13 references.) (EF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A