ERIC Number: ED479778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Pretending to Literacy--Learning Literacy through Drama. Evaluation Report.
Appleby, Ellen, Comp.
Griffith University's (Australia) "Flying Drama School" visited Belmont State School in 2000, which inspired several teachers to want to learn more about drama education. One teacher at the school at that time approached a professor from Griffith University to design a professional development program in drama education: "Pretending to Literacy--Learning Literacy through Drama," to be funded through the Quality Teacher Program. The proposal was based on the Brisbane South Region Drama In-service Initiative. This evaluation report of this program is divided into the following sections: Summary of Evaluation Report--Main Points and Findings; Findings of the Evaluation (Introduction; Synopsis of the Project Proposal; Evaluation of Tier One; Participating Teachers' Drama Experience and Expectations of the Project; Introductory Session; Drama Training Model of Professional Development; Training Strategies Used by Each of the Drama Master Teachers; Teachers' Understandings and Perceptions of Drama as an Innovative Way into Literacy; Teachers Talking about Learning to Teach Drama; Achievements of Teachers to Date--to May 2002; Discussion of Emergent Issues; Recommendations; and Conclusion). (Contains 152 notes and 12 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Drama, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy, Models, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Resource Teachers
For full text (MS Word): http://www.gu.edu.au/centre/atr/opt7/drama_lit_summary.doc.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Griffith Univ., Nathan, Queensland (Australia).