Starratt’s highly original book offers fresh insights into the nature of teaching, learning, schooling as a multi-cultural, social enterprise, and the importance of vision for that leadership—by using the analogy of drama. Schooling is a preparation to participate in the social drama, both as an individual and as a community. Beyond participation, schooling can enable youngsters to maintain and restore the human purposes of the social drama. This unique book accommodates present critics of schools from both the left and the right, but goes beyond them to offer a script for restoring the schools to their human and social purposes.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements – 1. A Fresh Look At Schooling – 2. The Central Theme: Drama – 3. The Drama of Schooling/ The Schooling of Drama – 4. Schooling as Organizational Drama – 5. The Drama of Schooling: The Formation of a Character - 6.The Drama of Schooling: The Formation of a People – 7.Reflective Practice as Dramatic Consciousness – 8. Leadership, Vision and Dramatic Consciousness – 9. Players, Coaches, Directors, Critics – 10. Grounding the Analogy in Classroom Observation – 11. Schooling as Drama: Concluding Reflections - Index