ERIC Number: EJ1024276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Reference Count: 13
Live Theatre: A Dynamic Medium for Engaging with Intercultural Education Research
Nelson, Cynthia D.
Intercultural Education, v24 n4 p341-347 2013
In this paper, I discuss live theatre as a highly effective and dynamic medium for facilitating meaningful engagement with research on intercultural education. I make the case that ethnographic, or research-based, theatre can productively showcase challenging social issues and the sometimes confusing, poignant and humorous complexities of grappling with culturally unfamiliar and ambiguous situations. The paper features examples from the creation, performance and audience reception of my play "Queer as a Second Language", which was created from classroom, interview and focus-group transcripts of over 100 English language learners and teachers from around the world.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multicultural Education, Ethnography, Educational Research, Homosexuality, Interviews, Focus Groups, Audience Response, Drama, Cultural Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Intercultural Communication
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