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ERIC Number: EJ928715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Playing with Power and Privilege: Theatre Games in Teacher Education
Souto-Manning, Mariana
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n6 p997-1007 Aug 2011
In preparing White teachers to educate a diverse society, teacher educators must help them see the veil which colors their views of the world and privileges them. This study explores the need for playing with power and privilege to deconstruct the concept of meritocracy and challenge the idea of one-ness, thereby fostering more conscious locations of White pre-service teachers. It proposes that Boalian theatre games can serve as powerful yet playful and innovative approaches for accessing values and beliefs shaping pre-service teachers' views of the(ir) world, influencing their roles as teachers and the pedagogies in which they plan to engage.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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