Putting the case for building a bridge between drama and citizenship education

Norio Ikeno, Hiroaki Fukazawa, Jun Watanabe, Victoria Elliott, Catherine Shawyer, Sarah Elizabeth Olive, Ian Davies

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We discuss the connections between drama education and citizenship education in Japan and England. This discussion is developed in the context of collaboration among colleagues in two countries. We provide some background information about the nature of education in Japan and England, exploring relevant policy and professional initiatives. We discuss three areas of possible congruence between activity-based drama and citizenship education: the importance of public spaces, the use of specific forms of content and educational processes. We suggest that there is potential for fruitful further exploration of the connections between these areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-250
Number of pages14
JournalCitizenship Teaching & Learning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015


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