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Community Education: Innovation and Active Intervention

Community education: Innovation and active intervention
Viv KerridgeRuth Sayers

Introduction

This chapter is concerned with education that occurs in the broader community rather than in a formal educational institution. It highlights the theoretical aspects of community education and considers its roots, function and importance. Set alongside the philosophical exposition will be a number of illustrations to place community education within a drama and theatre context as we perceive a constructive and vibrant connection between the two. There is a strong tradition of using drama and theatre in active community projects and a coherent theoretical basis which explains its usefulness and illustrates its effectiveness. The chapter introduces interventionist techniques designed to enable communities to recognise and negotiate external restrictions. Distinctions are drawn ...

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