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An approach to literacy through therapeutic theatre : construction of a theatre program for at-risk youth

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An approach to literacy through therapeutic theatre : construction of a theatre program for at-risk youth

Rozenberg, Mira (2006) An approach to literacy through therapeutic theatre : construction of a theatre program for at-risk youth. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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This program is constructed based on review into the current literature of at-risk youth, literacy, and the drama therapeutic model of therapeutic theatre. Literacy is fused with therapeutic theatre in an original therapy program for use in schools with at-risk youth. Students who have low academic achievement may act out with negative behaviours, perpetuating a cycle that may eventually lead to loss of interest in school, or dropping out. Alternative visions of literacy are promoted in this research project to meet the students' immediate needs and help advance their situation, so that they experience success and achievement in a therapeutic milieu. Therapeutic theatre is an effective modality for at-risk youth because of the expected personal and social benefits that derive from such a group drama therapy experience with a final aesthetic goal and public performance. Youth will become more confident and empowered in the process. Feelings of success will transfer to other areas of life, helping participants to ultimately develop a more positive outlook on the future

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Rozenberg, Mira
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:vii, 96 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Snow, Stephen
ID Code:8777
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:35
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:11
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