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Tsompanaki, Eleni; Benn, Tansin – Research in Dance Education, 2011
The comparative study examined dance students' views of their dance education and training in tertiary education (further and higher) and their perceptions about the opportunities offered in the their courses available in England (higher education) and in Greece (further education). The aim was to explore similarities and differences between…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Dance Education, Holistic Approach
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Benn, Tansin; Benn, Barry; Doyle, Brigitte – Research in Dance Education, 2006
In England the government's specialist schools initiative is transforming the nature of secondary education. A three-year longitudinal case study tracked the effects of specialist performing arts college status on two schools. The sites were a mainstream school drawing pupils from an area of high social deprivation and disadvantage, and a special…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Foreign Countries, Dance Education
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Benn, Tansin – Research in Dance Education, 2003
This paper provides an opportunity to share experiences and perceptions of the first 5 years of a degree programme for professional dancers. A partnership developed in the mid-1990s between the UK's Birmingham Royal Ballet and the University of Birmingham, Westhill (now School of Education), to provide a part-time, post-experience, flexible study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dance, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education