Research Methodologies for Drama Education

Research Methodologies for Drama Education

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Drama education has been lacking a research methodology. This much needed text provides models constructed by leading researchers in the field and presented at the International Drama in Education Research Institute Conference in 2004. Each chapter in this collection from across the Anglophone world describes a different research methodology. It explains how the methodology was applied to the practice and outlines how teachers and other researchers can employ it in their own contexts. Led by the editor's chapter on the context of research, the contributions include: The Process of Institute Research Stations by Philip Taylor The Reflective Practitioner by Jonothan Neelands Critical Ethnography by Kathleen Gallagher Narrative Inquiry by Bellarie Zatzman A case study by Joe Winston Performance Ethnography by Jane Bacon Post-structuralist Deconstruction by Ian McCormick Feminist Methodology by Sharon Grady The book will be essential reading for research students and teachers because it provides models and approaches that connect with the immediacy of their practice.focus for discussion, following through from the practice observation, was the importance of the guard at the Gates of Difference. ... At times the prepared image that began the teaching session became a speaking, living picture. ... the story of a schoolboy called Pedro, and the participantsa#39;l actorsa#39; attempts to make sense of an essay he had written in a totalitarian setting called a#39;what we do at homea#39;.

Title:Research Methodologies for Drama Education
Author:Judith Ackroyd
Publisher:Trentham Books - 2006


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