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ERIC Number: EJ971445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-1
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8094
Becoming Theatrical: Performing Narrative Research, Staging Visual Representation
Valle, Jan W.; Connor, David J.
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v13 LAI 1 Jun 2012
This article describes a collaborative project among the author of a book about mothers and special education (based on a collection of oral narratives of mothers who represent diverse generations, races, and social classes), a playwright, and an artist. Together, they created a theatrical and visual staging of the author's narrative research. The staged reading included a post-performance discussion with the cast, two mothers whose narratives appear in the work, the co-authors and the audience. This discussion indicated a positive response to this alternative form of research representation and generated meaningful dialogue about mothers' experiences with special education and its unintended consequences in the lives of their families. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York