Partnering Dance and Education Intelligent Moves for Changing Times

ISBN-10: 0880115114

ISBN-13: 9780880115117

Edition: 1999 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: Judith Lynne Hanna

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Dance education is at a critical juncture in the United States. Even though it has gained wide acceptance as a valuable educational discipline and has achieved such victories as inclusion in the National Education Goals, its future remains uncertain. Educational reform, budget cuts, and conflicting views on the relevance of arts education all bring into question how-and if-dance should be taught in our schools.In Partnering Dance and Education, Dr. Judith Lynne Hanna presents a compelling argument for making dance central to every student's education. She examines current trends and issues in education to show how dance can be successfully justified and taught in today's changing educational environment.Rich with examples from arts magnet schools, arts organization offerings, dance company programs, public school instruction, and programs for at-risk youth, the book addresses difficult questions, including:- Is dance education in and of itself worthwhile?- What are the ways of providing dance education?- Who should teach dance in public schools?- Why and how should we connect dance to other bodies of knowledge?- What can be learned in, about, and through dance?- Does dance education benefit at-risk youth?- Do we teach gender roles in dance education?- What are the advantages and problems with cultural diversity in dance education?Divided into two parts, Partnering Dance and Education is full of information and insights that readers will find both illuminating and thought provoking.Part I recognizes dance as a discipline in its own right with a distinct body of knowledge. Chapters discuss the benefits and methods of providing dance education, ways dance education can develop within the education reform movement, and who should teach dance.Part II addresses how dance education, while meaningful in itself, has broader relevance. Chapters discuss how dance can be used to teach academic and workplace skills, help at-risk youth, promote national identity while preserving cultural diversity, and help people cope with stress. It explains how children's dance during free play can be used as a teaching tool, and it looks at the role of dance in teaching students about gender.A special appendix poses challenging discussion questions for students and teachers. An extensive dance resources appendix includes suggested readings, as well as the addresses and phone numbers of leading dance organizations, programs, and schools.
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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 12/16/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Why a Book on Dance Education?
You're the Audience
Understanding Dance Education
Is Dance a Distinct Body of Knowledge?
What Is Dance?
The Body in Space, in Time, and With Effort
Dance Involves the Senses and the Emotions
Dance Intelligence
Is Dance a Performing, Liberal, Physical, or Applied Art?
Potential Transfer of Dance Learning
Explicit Teaching to Promote Transfer of Dance Learning
The Power of Dance Well Taught
What Are Some Potential Benefits of Dance Education?
History Reveals Potential of Dance Education
Anecdotal Reports
Research Evidence
What Are Some Key Ways of Providing Dance Education?
Preprofessional Training
Arts Magnet Schools
Arts Organization Offerings
Dance Company Programs
Other School Instruction in Dance
Survival of Dance Education
What Is the Foundation for New Steps in Dance Education?
Setting the Stage
Creative Self-Expression and Pioneer Modern Dancers
European Thinkers-Practitioners
Dance Enters the U.S. Academic Setting
Other Scholars Stimulate Dance Education in America
Can Dance Education Develop Within the Education Reform Movement?
A Core Subject
Voluntary World-Class National Standards
Opportunity-to-Learn Standards
Improving Teaching Methods
Business Concerns
Media and Cyberspace
Research Agenda
Who Should Teach Dance?
How Do Professional Dance Companies Promote Dance Education?
A New Vision
Performance as Education
Artists in the Schools
Who Should Teach Dance in K-12 and Higher Education?
Competencies Needed
Preparing to Teach
State Department of Education Certification
Continuing Education
Independent Dance Schools and the Public Sector
Fear of Competition
Independent Dance School Opportunities
National Registry of Dance Educators
Learning in, About, and Through Dance
Teaching Academic, Citizenship, and Workplace Skills Through Dance
Why Connect Dance to Other Knowledge and Skills?
What Are Some Types of Dance Connections?
Promoting Cognitive Learning Through Dance
Teaching Dance as a Social Art
Fostering Personal Development
Developing Citizenship Responsibility
Encouraging Aesthetic Appreciation
Catalyzing Business Creativity
How Can Dance Be a Discipline and Be Interdisciplinary?
Minnesota Center for Arts Education High School
Roger Williams Middle School Dance Program
Dance Education for At-Risk Youth
Why Have Dance Education for At-Risk Youth?
National Dance Institute (NDI)
NDI's Mission
Students Served
Collaboration With the Schools
Special Programs
Learning to Read Through the Arts (LTRTA)
Dance and Remediation
Academic Achievement
Program Adoption
ArtsConnection Young Talent Dance Program
Student Selection
Content and Emphases
Evaluation and Tutoring
Special Services
A Child's Needs
Selection of At-Risk Youth
Assessment Methods
Student Experience
Teacher Experience
Lessons Learned
Children's Dance at Play as a Teaching Tool
How Do Children's Own Dances at Play Contribute to Schooling?
Using Dance at Play as a Diagnostic Tool
Using Dance at Play as a Knowledge Baseline
What Did I Learn About Dance at Play in an Elementary School?
Historical Context
Dance as a Way to Express Identity on the Playground
Dance as a Challenge to Classroom Authority
Dance as Self-Expression in the Halls
National Identity and Cultural Diversity in Dance Education
How Can Dance Reflect One's National Identity?
Dance Mirrors a Nation's Motto
Dances Become a Nation's Emissaries
What Are the Values of Cultural Diversity in Dance Education?
Understanding Others
Understanding One's Self
Choreographic Inspiration
Other Benefits
Are There Problems With Cultural Diversity in Dance Education?
Selecting Cultures or Dances to Emphasize
Lack of Evidence That Multicultural Programs Work
Threat to Social Mobility
Appropriation of Another's Culture
How Can We Solve Problems of Cultural Diversity in Dance Education?
Investigate Sensitivities and Complexities
Balance Assimilation With Diversity
Dance Education and Gender
Do We Learn Gender Through Dance?
Do We Teach Sex Roles in Education?
What Does History Tell Us About Gender in Dance?
Changing Gender Images in Dance
Respectability of Dance as a Career
What Are the Implications of Gender Roles in the Dance Classroom?
Nature's Contribution to Gender in Dance
Teachers' Contributions to Gender in Dance
Balancing Nostalgia with Relevance
Dance Education and Stress
What Is Stress?
How Do We Cope With Stress Through Dance?
Dance as a Stress Inoculation
Confronting Stressors in a Safe Environment
Can Dance Induce Stress?
Teaching Practices
Teacher Stress
Parent-, Self-, and Competition-Induced Stress
Stage Fright
Sexual Harassment and Parity
Can We Avoid Stress in Dance and Dance Education?
Physical Factors
Psychological and Genetic Factors
Being Prepared
Finale: Overcoming Obstacles and Moving Forward
Key Issues in Dance Education
How Do Power and Ideology Affect Dance Education?
Can We Surmount Hurdles to Successful Dance Education?
Funding and Partnerships
Research and New Steps
Deep Plie: Get Ready to Soar
Discussion Questions
Outline of National Dance Education Standards
Dance Education Resources
References and Suggested Readings
About the Author
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