Signs Of Change: New Directions In Theatre Education by Joan LazarusSigns Of Change: New Directions In Theatre Education by Joan Lazarus

Signs Of Change: New Directions In Theatre Education

byJoan Lazarus

Paperback | September 15, 2012

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There is no one-size-fits-all way to keep pace with the changes affecting students and those who educate them. That’s why Joan Lazarus has gathered here the insights of hundreds of theater teachers and teaching artists on how they have responded to the shifting demands of theater education in today’s schools. She paints a portrait of active, dynamic professionals who build vibrant programs and confront challenges in a variety of ways—from inclusive, interactive lessons to comprehensive programs that address the impact of poverty, race, gender, and spirituality on students’ lives. In the process, she shows how real teachers bring about real change. An accessible and up-to-date guide to best practices in theater education, this expanded and revised edition encompasses new hands-on activities—drawn from the author’s in-depth interviews and research.
Joan Lazarus is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin where she heads the BFA Theater Studies program and works with graduate students in youth theater, theater education, and related fields.
Title:Signs Of Change: New Directions In Theatre EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Intellect LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184150629X

ISBN - 13:9781841506296

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Revised and Amplified Edition by Lin Wright
Foreword to the First Edition by Jo Beth Gonzalez

Introduction: A Yearning for Change
Chapter 1: Signs of Change and the Need for Change
Chapter 2: Learner-Centered Practice
Chapter 3: Socially Responsible Practice
Chapter 4: Comprehensive Theatre Education
Chapter 5: Theatre Education Outside the Box
Chapter 6: Breaking the Mold: Best Practice in Theatre Teacher Education
Chapter 7: On the Frontier of Change: Visions for the Field

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Editorial Reviews

"This book should be put in the hands of every person who has the inclination and opportunity to make theatre with young people. It is a 'must-have' in theatre-training institutions."