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ERIC Number: EJ805314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Icebreaker: The Evaluation
Peerbhoy, Denise; Bourke, Cathriona
Health Education Journal, v66 n3 p262-276 2007
Objective: To document young people's and teachers' responses to "Icebreaker", a Theatre in Education (TIE) performance exploring themes of sexual health and relationships, in relation to "Healthy Arts"' objectives. Design: Data reported here were part of a wider evaluation of a government funded scheme. Setting: Data was collected from nine schools across Liverpool (UK) for young people in year groups 8, 9 and 10. Method: Observation of 14 performances measuring success against specific criteria. Distribution of Health Development Agency questionnaires and bespoke questionnaires to obtain feedback on the performance. Results: The tour succeeded in engaging pupils, but did not always push reflection and learning around sexual and emotional health. This was due to time restrictions and other constraints of partnership working. Conclusion: The TIE performance presented a viable way for young people to explore sensitive issues, yet partnership working requires strengthening in order to maximize project impact. Evaluation was seen as significant in informing future practice. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)