This book brings together respected international academics and practitioners from citizenship and drama to debate, share their experiences and plan a way forward for academic and professional best practice in drama and citizenship education for a democratic society.
Drawing on international contributions, the chapters explore fundamental ideas about theatre and drama from a global perspective with connections made to action and identity. The main section of the book showcases authors from around the world discussing their perspectives of what is happening within particular countries and exploring a range of ideas and issues that relate to vitally important matters including community, socialism, post-colonialism, diversity, inclusion and more. The final section of the book brings together teams of authors from citizenship and drama education, who discuss the essential elements of citizenship education and encourage insight and practical collaboration from drama experts.
The book is unique in presenting dynamic interaction between citizenship and drama experts and encouraging academics and professionals to develop their own work in these areas. It will be of great interest to academics, researchers and students in the fields of citizenship education, drama education and all those interested in promoting social justice through education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 589 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"This book is a gem. Since ancient times citizenship and drama have been intricately linked with the latter acting as vehicle for communicating civic ideas and fostering the formation of well informed, skillful, and empathetic citizens. In theoretically and pedagogically rich ways, the chapters in this collection explore a wide range of deep connections between drama and civic life across an impressive array of national and cultural contexts. It is a remarkable addition to the literature for academics and practitioners in both fields and beyond."
Professor Alan Sears, Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick
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