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This ethnodrama communicates the lived experience of an outstanding teacher of English who worked in the Chicago Public Schools for more than 20 years. Excerpts from three semi-structured interviews have been constructed into a one-woman show that uses music, dance, and the art of theater to convey the spiritual beauty of ambitious, urban teaching and to challenge and enlighten researchers, teachers, and the public-at-large “in a manner that cannot be dismissed.” Lessons, relationships, and the joy and suffering of schoolwork come to life on stage. The script is accompanied by a poem by Ruth Nicole Brown that discusses the ethnodrama in relation to culturally responsive pedagogy.
Taylor & Francis
Charles Vanover (2014) Teaching the power of the word, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27:7, 922-942, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2013.820859