Promotion of creative dramatics in elementary education in North Carolina in school systems and teacher education programs

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William Craddock Denmark (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois V. Edinger

Abstract: There were two basic purposes of this study which the author considered interrelated. The first part of the investigation identified independent school units in North Carolina which reported a system-wide effort to promote the use of creative dramatics with elementary age children. Identification was also made of school units in this group having curriculum guides devoted entirely to creative dramatics, units having curriculum guides devoted partially to creative dramatics, units which have sponsored creative dramatics workshops in the past five years, and units which have the involvement of lay groups in their creative drama programs. Ways in which school units, not now promoting creative drama, plan to do so in the future were also identified. A chi square analysis was used to determine whether or not a relationship existed between promotion of creative drama in a school system and the variables of size, geographic location, rural/urban classification, attitude of respondent toward creative drama, and exposure of the respondent to creative drama through workshops or college courses in the medium. Value placed on creative drama as an art form and a method of instruction by respondents was also determined.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
Drama in education $z North Carolina
Education, Elementary $z North Carolina $v Curricula
Elementary school teachers $x Training of $z North Carolina

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