Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Readers' theatre as cancer education: An organic inquiry in Alaska awakening possibilities in a living spiral of understanding
by Cueva, Melany, Ed.D., National-Louis University, 2007, 192; 3263763
Abstract (Summary)

Organic Inquiry, as the qualitative research design method, provided for a richness of data to more fully appreciate how 24 diverse adult learners in Alaska described their experience with Readers' Theatre as cancer education both during a workshop and over time that allowed for reflection and contemplation. The six guiding principles of Organic Inquiry respect diverse ways of knowing and being: the sacred, the personal, the chthonic, the numinous, the relational, and the transformative. Readers' Theatre as a pathway for adult education nurtured healing, renewal, affirmation, and shifts in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs, which empowered action. Readers' Theatre created a respectful environment for adult learners from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in Alaska to engage in meaningful conversations that awakened possibilities in a living spiral of understanding.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lawrence, Randee Lipson, Peterson, Elizabeth
School: National-Louis University
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 68/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Theater, Adult education, Continuing education, Health education, Oncology
Keywords: Alaska, Cancer education, Organic inquiry, Readers' theater
Publication Number: 3263763
ISBN: 978-0-549-02224-4
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