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Title:The development of educational drama in English medium schools in Africa
Author:Durojaiye, Susan
Periodical:Education in Eastern Africa
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Subjects:preschool education
primary education
secondary education
English language
Abstract:Hopes to suggest that educational drama could play a fundamental role in formal education at all levels. The paper is based on observation in nursery and primary schools in the Western State of Nigeria and in secondary schools in Kampala, Uganda. The sections are: activity methods - the development of play in young children: its relevance to formal education; stages of play development - socio-dramatic play - educational value of socio-dramatic play - conditions favouring socio-dramatic play development - the role of the teacher - techniques of educational drama (mime and movement - improvisation) - teachers in training - sources of material for educational drama - use of local musical instruments - adapting educational drama to different levels. Notes.