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ERIC Number: EJ1105790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Poltergeist, Problem or Possibility? Curriculum Drama in the Republic of Ireland
Finneran, Michael
Research in Drama Education, v21 n1 p108-125 2016
Drama in Irish education is an enigmatic proposition, more observable in its absence than in its presence. This is at odds with the prominent status drama and theatre occupy in Irish society and cultural life. This article positions drama within the curriculums of the formal education system, contextualises the historical place and contemporary development of drama as a curricular subject and offers a critical analysis of the current primary drama curriculum. It also discusses the reasons behind the ongoing absence of drama from the secondary curriculum. It concludes by arguing that a para-aesthetic understanding of drama can help avoid a continued negative space in Irish drama education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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