The African Literacy/Playwriting Project: Confronting Some Personal Ethical Concerns

By Jennifer Holmes.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper is an exploration of some of the ethical issues confronting a teaching artist. This paper focuses on implementing a literacy/playwriting project in Tanzania, Africa.

Keywords: Literacy, Identity, International Education, Ethics

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp.1-6. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 819.463KB).

Jennifer Holmes

Currently a Masters student at NYU, Jennifer received her BA in Drama and Social, Ethical and Political Philosophy from Vassar College. She has taught art and science to elementary school students. A professional actor, she has coached both children and adults on scenes and monologues. She was chosen as the only student from NYU to go to Tanzania with eight other teaching artists. In Tanzania, she will be using drama to teach literacy to high school students. Her interests include outreach and advocacy, drama for social change in third world countries, and drama to teach literacy and explore identity.

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