Dorothy Heathcote as philosopher, educator and dramatist

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Jeanne Peterson St. Clair (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David E. Purpel

Abstract: This dissertation represents an interpretive inquiry of Dorothy Heathcote as philosopher, educator, and dramatist upon the occasion of her retirement from teaching. Background information for this dissertation was acquired by the author over a seventeen year period of using Heathcote's educational principles while teaching basic curriculum to public school students in grades Kindergarten through eight. Information on Heathcote's teaching model was obtained from videos and published accounts of her work, and from attendance at several workshops led by Heathcote. An in-depth study was conducted while a participant in the final graduate course taught by Heathcote in 1986 at the University of Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England and by extensive personal discussions with her while living as a guest in her home. These observations are given perspective by interviews conducted with seven American educators who represent a variety of backgrounds and who all have had experience using Heathcote's approach to teaching in a variety of educational settings.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
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