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ERIC Number: EJ770995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Imagine a School...: What Could High Schools Look Like if We Got It Right?
Lundy, Kathleen Gould
Education Canada, v46 n4 p48-53 Fall 2006
In this article, the author describes the development and implementation of a partnership between York University, the Canadian Education Association, and three Canadian high schools, in which drama students were given the opportunity to reenact their personal stories in an effort to communicate the need for change in their schools. The themes of their stories were: (1) Teach us; (2) Allow us to make mistakes; (3) Don't overwhelm us; (4) Extra-curricular activities are important; (5) Respect us; (6) Make evaluation procedures transparent; (7) Don't make assumptions about us without getting to know us; (8) We are vulnerable; (9) Teachers make all of the difference; and (10) We want to succeed. Through their performances, these students tapped into a wellspring of understanding and emotion that changed their own perceptions of themselves as individuals and as learners, and began a dialogue about change among the educators who listened. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada