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ERIC Number: EJ1164582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Of Mermen and Monsters: A Slippery Story of Drama in Education and Related Classroom Practices
Bryer, Theo
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n4 p426-440 2017
The account of the evolution of a classroom teacher (me) that follows is suggestive of a degree of agency and creativity that is rarely acknowledged. Teachers are currently positioned in ways that underline their instrumental role--their duty to students, parents, school and government to ensure that students achieve. A lack of faith in teachers' capacity to innovate on their own terms means that creative practice in schools is routinely overlooked or mistrusted. My own history serves to illustrate the complex ways in which teachers develop their practice, and the cultural and political influences that play their part in the process. This article ends with some comparison between my own experience and that of my student teachers as they embark on their teaching careers nearly 30 years later.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham)
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