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Title:The performing arts and community education in Botswana
Authors:Kidd, Ross
Byram, Martin
Periodical:The Community Development Journal: An International Journal for Community Workers
Geographic term:Botswana
nonformal education
External link:http://search.proquest.com/pao/docview/1304150048
Abstract:Experience in Botswana has shown that popular theatre can play an important role in community education, expanding participation and providing a mirror for critical analysis and a catalyst for discussion and action. Without care its power as spectacle can overwhelm its usefulness as a tool for education and action. There is also a need; for fresh ways of working with communities in order to produce a truer representation of the situation in communities and not merely a reflection of the concerns and interests of the dominant class. Only when these problems are resolved will popular theatre become an effective conscientizing force and make a real contribution to progressive social change. Bibliogr., notes.