ERIC Number: EJ1047548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Learning from Live Theater
Greene, Jay P.; Hitt, Collin; Kraybill, Anne; Bogulski, Cari A.
Education Next, v15 n1 p54-61 Win 2015
Culturally enriching field trips matter. They produce significant benefits for students on a variety of educational outcomes that schools and communities care about. This experiment on the effects of field trips to see live theater demonstrates that seeing plays is an effective way to teach academic content; increases student tolerance by providing exposure to a broader, more diverse world; and improves the ability of students to recognize what other people are thinking or feeling. Going on enriching field trips to cultural institutions makes effective use of all of a community's resources for teaching children. This research helps demonstrate that schools produce important educational outcomes other than those captured by math and reading test scores, and that it is possible for researchers to collect measures of those other outcomes.
Descriptors: Field Trips, Culturally Relevant Education, Theaters, Theater Arts, Outcomes of Education, Emotional Experience, Emotional Intelligence, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Achievement Gains, Sensitivity Training, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Academic Achievement
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