La carpa: A descriptive model for teaching history through drama in education

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278492
Title:
La carpa: A descriptive model for teaching history through drama in education
Author:
Aronson, Shari Gay, 1966-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This model proposes an approach for teaching history through drama in education. The program uses the framework of la carpa, a Mexican American theatrical tradition. Participants develop historical knowledge and skills of expression while they learn to use their own lives as a key to understanding the lives of others. In the past two decades in the U.S., drama teachers and youth project leaders have been employing social drama to encourage adolescents to express their fears, frustrations and experiences. As with the tradition of la carpa, the scripts reveal sentiments that may not be able to be spoken safely elsewhere. In contrast to the production of classic, scripted plays, social drama provides participants with the opportunity to create their own material using their own lives as primary resources. In addition to challenging participants aesthetically, the teaching model of la carpa fosters interpersonal development.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
History, Latin American.; Theater.; Education, Social Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Theatre arts
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Husted, Karen Kay

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLa carpa: A descriptive model for teaching history through drama in educationen_US
dc.creatorAronson, Shari Gay, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAronson, Shari Gay, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis model proposes an approach for teaching history through drama in education. The program uses the framework of la carpa, a Mexican American theatrical tradition. Participants develop historical knowledge and skills of expression while they learn to use their own lives as a key to understanding the lives of others. In the past two decades in the U.S., drama teachers and youth project leaders have been employing social drama to encourage adolescents to express their fears, frustrations and experiences. As with the tradition of la carpa, the scripts reveal sentiments that may not be able to be spoken safely elsewhere. In contrast to the production of classic, scripted plays, social drama provides participants with the opportunity to create their own material using their own lives as primary resources. In addition to challenging participants aesthetically, the teaching model of la carpa fosters interpersonal development.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHistory, Latin American.en_US
dc.subjectTheater.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Social Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre artsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHusted, Karen Kayen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1362227en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33316351en_US
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