Date of Award
Master of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education
Children with a low socio-economic background frequently fail within our schools. The school milieu is a potential contributor to this scenario, as schools are generally designed for the attributes, needs, and skill levels that are characteristic of middle• class children. It is therefore important to explore alternative learning frameworks that will enable these children to function within the school system. Drama offers unique and exciting possibilities in this field. Previous research endorses the use of drama in education for this specific purpose; and the theories propounded by learning and language theorists and drama educationalists provide a strong theoretical framework.
Timms, H. A. (1995). The journey of making meaning in drama : a case study in a metropolitan priority school . Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1176