ERIC Number: EJ1105819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Drama-in-Schools in the Philippines
Pañares, Alice A.; Cabangon, Maria Gloriosa S.
Research in Drama Education, v21 n1 p13-16 2016
Drama in the Philippines has been an integral part of the lives of Filipinos. Drama-in-schools came about with the establishment of the formal school system during the Spanish and American period of colonisation of the Philippines. With the establishment of the public schools system, the American teachers introduced drama in the schools, as part of their English and Literature classes. At present, neither elementary nor high school curriculum designates a specific subject or time exclusively for drama. Instead, drama in schools was integrated in other subjects such as English, Filipino, History or Social Studies or Music, Art, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH). There are many challenges confronting drama/arts education but despite all these, there is a strong and vibrant tradition of drama in the Philippines for many years now, not only in schools but also in many communities. Arts education in the Philippines should be further supported and strengthened as it can contribute to developing a strong and creative citizenry.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Theater Arts, Intellectual Disciplines, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines