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Contribution to Book
Chalkboard Concerto: Growing Up as a Teacher in the Chicago Public Schools
Faculty Publications
  • Charles Vanover
  • Johnny Saldaña
SelectedWorks Author Profiles:
Charles Vanover
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2005
Date Issued
January 2005
Date Available
March 2013
Disciplines
Abstract

Charlkboard Concerto is an ethnodramic performance piece that attempts to share a portion of what I learned as I worked to become a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools in the early 1990’s. Johnny Saldaña and I wrote and produced the ethnodrama to communicate the moments of grace I felt as I learned to teach and to allow audience members to feel the acts of kindness that continually inspired me to do better. Teaching in the Chicago Public Schools was the hardest thing that I ever did in my life and the most rewarding choice I ever made. Johnny and I hope the script and of Chalkboard Concerto will enable others to learn from my experience.

Comments
Full text of the ethnnodrama and the editor's introduction used with permission from Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theater', edited by Johnny Saldana. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press
Language
en_US
Publisher
AltaMira Press
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Vanover, C. & Saldaña, J. (2005) ‘Chalkboard Concerto: Growing Up as a Teacher in the Chicago Public Schools’. Chapter in ' Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theater', edited by Johnny Saldana. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press