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ERIC Number: ED478185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
An Instrument To Measure Teachers' and Students' Critical Preferences in Interpreting "Macbeth": Text Based through Critical Theory and Post-Modern Hegemonies.
Allingham, Philip V.; Belanger, Joe; Werner, Walt; Davison, Bill
An instrument was developed and used with grade 11 students and university teacher education students (intending English teachers) in British Columbia to explore their beliefs about appropriate ways to interpret segments of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." This is the second is a series of instruments designed to explore students' and teachers' reactions to concepts underlying critical theory. Research grants from Lakehead University and the University of British Columbia were used to develop and validate such instruments. This second instrument was developed and validated using similar methods to those used in developing the first: questions were developed by the team, validated by a panel of experts, piloted with a group of subjects, and revised by the team in light of comments. It differs from the first in that subjects are asked to choose between two paragraphs each illustrating critical response for the bulk of the questions (8 to 21) and to choose from among four 1-sentence descriptions of five others (22-26). Administration of the instrument required approximately 25 minutes including the video clip of Lady Macbeth's "Raven" speech. Subjects were not told the critical stances each response illustrated. Contains an informed consent form, instructions for the test, and the test itself. Appended is the list of critical stances illustrated by each response. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada