ERIC Number: EJ940015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Training in the Teaching Arts: A Case Study from the Paul A. Kaplan Center for Educational Drama
Larson, Renya T. H.
Teaching Artist Journal, v2 n1 p12-19 2004
Few universities or colleges offer courses in the Teaching Arts; even fewer offer formal degree programs in the field. What alternative models already exist for the training of Teaching Artists? And as educators build new models, what should be the core content, and with what scope and structure? This article explores these questions through a case study of a four-semester training track in Youth Theater offered through the Paul A. Kaplan Center for Educational Drama, the professional development program of the Creative Arts Team (CAT), currently in residence at New York University. This Youth Theater track offers students the opportunity to explore the theory and practice of Youth Theater in an academic setting, as well as the opportunity to apply this training directly as student-leaders in the Creative Arts Team Youth Theater. The author completed the full training track while a graduate student at NYU; she now works on a freelance basis as an Assistant Director on CAT Youth Theater productions. In this article, she shares some of her reflections on her own professional development, and how the Kaplan Center training program supported this development.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teacher Education, Artists, Art Teachers, Theater Arts, Drama, Faculty Development, Experiential Learning, Reflection, Mentors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York