When Albert Hunt joined the staff of the Regional College of Art, Bradford, in 1965, he found himself working mostly with ‘non-academic’ students on a fascinating range of games, projects and theatre events outside the main stream of exam-oriented education. In this title, first published in 1976, Albert Hunt describes this experience, and explains how he himself evolved from a conventional grammar school teacher to a radical and experimental educator. In particular, Hunt describes the evolution of new working relationships between teachers and students, which in turn highlight an alternative way of viewing society. Hopes for Great Happenings is not only a vividly interesting account of Albert Hunt’s teaching methods, but is of practical value to anybody involved in the study of liberal arts, theatre studies or in community arts work.
Table of Contents
Illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Portrait of the educator a sceptical barbarian 2. Towards a cheerful and militant learning 3. A succession of events 4. Passport to theatre 5. Discovering the limits of freedom 6. Portrait of the educator as an alienated man; Appendix One; Appendix Two; Appendix Three; Appendix Four