Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education

Drama and Curriculum

A Giant at the Door

Authors: O'Toole, John, Stinson, Madonna, Moore, Tiina

  • The only text to provide a global view of the development of drama curricula
  • The only text that links the fields of drama, curriculum, drama and language learning, and applied theatre
  • Teases out comprehensively and authoritatively the significant influences and constraints in the history of drama and schooling
  • Provides important case studies of 1) systemic curriculum development; 2) the enacted curriculum
  • Analyses thoroughly the internecine connections and resolves the key battles and conflicts within the field
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About this book

Written by drama practitioners/theorists, this book critically investigates the long, complex and ambivalent shared history of drama (and theatre) and education, formal and informal. The broad sweep takes in key historical and contemporary figures and their influences on drama education practice, including the ‘speech and drama’ movement, drama- and theatre-in-education, drama therapy and psychodrama, and emergent forms such as Applied Theatre. In its journey through play in the early years to the play on the stage, the book identifies and explains drama’s four paradigms of purpose: for language, for development, as pedagogy and as art-form. It shows how these interweave in highly intricate ways to provide different kinds of learning for different contexts, and how they sometimes become tangled in practice and theory, in the constant efforts of drama and theatre practitioners to get drama established in the curriculum, and keep it there.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9370-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9369-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8113-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drama and Curriculum
Book Subtitle
A Giant at the Door
Authors
Series Title
Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9370-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9370-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9369-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8113-1
Series ISSN
1573-4528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 222
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