Drama: A Comparative Analysis of Individual Narratives

Susanna Spaulding, James Banning, Clifford Harbour, Timothy Davies
2014 The Qualitative Report  
In a narrative inquiry, five educators who taught college in prison share stories about working in this non-traditional learning environment that is often dangerous and frustrating. From the tension between the prison's emphasis on social control and the educators' concern for democratic classrooms, three broad themes emerged: working in borderlands, negotiating power relations, and making personal transformations. Large intact segments from transcripts of participant interviews form a dramatic
more » ... ews form a dramatic text that illuminates how a selected group of educators made meaning of their experience teaching college courses to incarcerated students. A comparative analysis presented in a one act play brings together the individual participant voices to tell a collective story, which has meaning in the context of a shared emotional experience.
doi:10.46743/2160-3715/2009.1409 fatcat:tcjli5yzd5aengldmhttabhsjq