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Why Theater Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real

SdBI Feminist Café

Date & time
Thursday, March 19, 2015
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Speaker(s)

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher

Cost

This event is free

Where

MU Building
2170 Bishop Room 203

Wheelchair accessible

No

In Why Theatre Matters, Kathleen Gallagher uses the drama classroom as a window into the daily challenges of marginalized youth in Toronto, Boston, Taipei, and Lucknow.

An ethnographic study which mixes quantitative and qualitative methodology in an international multi-site project, Why Theatre Matters ties together the issues of urban and arts education through the lens of student engagement. Gallagher's research presents a framework for understanding student involvement at school in the context of students' families and communities, as well as changing social, political, and economic realities around the world.

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