Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In this study with 9th-12th grade students in an urban Massachusetts school, I consider the question 'How can theater education develop a sense of voice and identity in adolescents?' Students in a drama class engaged in a variety of performance techniques including: interview theater, improvisation, and pantomime while considering the concept of voice/identity development. They then created an interview based script focused on an issue of their choice: the rules of the school and how they were enforced.... Data collection included video-taped class sessions, interviews with the drama classroom teacher, student peer interviews, and a final focus group session six weeks following the conclusion of the project.
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Donovan, Lisa, "Aesthetics of Listening: Creating Spaces of Learning" (2005). Educational Studies Dissertations. 75.