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Education Experimental Methods

The Theatre of Urban

Youth and Schooling in Dangerous Times

by (author) Kathleen Gallagher

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
May 2007
Category
Experimental Methods
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780802092915
    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
    $69.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442691735
    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780802094834
    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price
    $37.95

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Description

Because of its powerful socializing effects, the school has always been a site of cultural, political, and academic conflict. In an age where terms such as 'hard-to-teach,' and 'at-risk' beset our pedagogical discourses, where students have grown up in systems plagued by anti-immigrant, anti-welfare, 'zero-tolerance' rhetoric, how we frame and understand the dynamics of classrooms has serious ethical implications and powerful consequences.

Using theatre and drama education as a special window into school life in four urban secondary schools in Toronto and New York City, The Theatre of Urban examines the ways in which these schools reflect the cultural and political shifts in big city North American schooling policies, politics, and practices of the early twenty-first century.

The Theatre of Urban not only explores the very notion of performance in a novel and interesting way, it also provides new insights into the conflicts that often erupt in these highly charged school spaces.

About the author

Kathleen Gallagher is Canada Research Chair in Theatre, Youth, and Research in Urban Schools and a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

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