NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ1008755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Engaging with Drama
Gallagher, Kathleen
Education Canada, v53 n1 Win 2013
This article reports on a multi-site global, ethnographic, and mixed methods study on student engagement. Our research has closely examined how engagement and disengagement operate subtly, simultaneously and relationally in the places and spaces where drama is made. Through years of qualitative time in high school classrooms and two different quantitative cross-site surveys, the study captured an expansive view of engagement across our very diverse local and global sites in Toronto, Boston, Taipei and Lucknow. Across our four international sites, all working with youth marked by socio-economic disadvantage, we saw that life in drama classrooms, inflected by life outside school, economic pressures, peer affiliations, stories of language and migration, and broader cultural politics, had tremendous influence on the extent to which young people could take up learning as the opportunity we mean it to be. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
Canadian Education Association. 119 Spadina Avenue Suite 705, Toronto, ON M5V 1P9, Canada. Tel: 416-591-6300; Fax: 416-591-5345; e-mail: publications@cea-ace-ca; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto); India; Massachusetts; Taiwan (Taipei)