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ERIC Number: EJ1105810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Theatre Curriculum in the US: A Great Tasting Sandwich on Stale Bread
Duffy, Peter
Research in Drama Education, v21 n1 p37-41 2016
This essay considers the role that local control, poverty, access and policy play in providing drama/theatre education opportunities to students in the US. It examines how state and federal initiatives shape and determine the curriculum. While there are studies that suggest robust theatre education in the US, these findings are complicated when poverty statistics are superimposed upon them revealing inequitable access to theatre curricula. Additionally, race and class influence one's access to in-school theatre curricula. Beyond simply a skills-based definition, maintaining a broad understanding of theatre determines how teachers can impact curricula through adaptation and student-centred practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States