Published in 1983, this book is a collection of original papers which explore concerns in the teaching of drama in education. All chapters have been written by significant practitioners of drama in education and attempt to locate the growing understanding of the educational drama process in the real world of schooling. Thus the collection sets out to identify and explore the many social, economic and ideological factors which influence the status and development of drama and propose strategies by which the work might be better established.
Introduction: Issues in Educational Drama, Day, Norman. Part I: Overviews of Drama in Education. 1. The Status of Drama in Schools, Robinson. 2. Context or Essence, O'Neill. Part II: Concepts of Drama in Education. 3. Drama as Game, Watkins. 4. The Activity of Dramatic Playing, Bolton. Section III: Planning and Evaluating Drama in Education. 5. Curriculum Planning and the Arts Hogan. 6. Teaching Styles in Drama, Day. 7. An Operational Approach to Evaluation, Davies. 8. Standards in Drama, Mc Gregor. 9. A Plea for Self-Evaluation, Vernon. 10. Reflections on the Initial Training of Drama Teachers, Norman. 11. The In-Service Education of Drama Teachers, Havell. 12. The Role of the Drama Advisory Teacher, Joyce.
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