ERIC Number: EJ538372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Language In and Around the Dramatic Curriculum.
Wolf, Shelby A.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v27 n2 p117-137 Mar-Apr 1996
Describes the process through which a multiracial, urban elementary class of remedial students adapted the children's story, "Dr. DeSoto," for an in-class presentation. Expands on this example to discuss the role of drama in language, cognitive development, and problem solving. Includes extensive transcripts of the children's discussions. (MJP)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cognitive Development, Cooperation, Creative Expression, Dramatic Play, Elementary Education, Improvisation, Language Arts, Language Skills, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Skits, Social Development, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Theater Arts, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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