Faculty Publications

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Charles Vanover

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

ISSN

Print ISSN: 0951-8398 Online ISSN: 1366-5898

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

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