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Tai, JuanAnn – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Namasia District, located in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, is home to many of the island's indigenous Bunun people. This place was one of the most damaged areas from typhoon Morakot in 2009. In the aftermath of the Morakot disaster, many of the children were traumatized physically and psychologically. I set out to design dance classes for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education
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Snook, Barbara Helen; Buck, Ralph – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This paper reflects upon international arts education action and relative local in-action. The first half of the paper provides a brief narrative of the World Alliance for Arts Education's advocacy work and the development of the UNESCO Seoul Agenda: Goals for the development of arts education. The second half of the paper highlights a dance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Advocacy, International Organizations
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Tai, JuanAnn – Research in Dance Education, 2014
The National Student Dance Competition is a significant annual event in the field of dance in Taiwan supervised by the Ministry of Education. Dance pupils who participate in this competition are under the influence of their instructors and thus tend to reproduce the same culture in their socialization process. By using the Bourdieuian concepts of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Competition, Socialization
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Tai, Juan-Ann – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This case study focuses on a group of teachers' and students' opinions regarding the recent reforms in the dance department of Tainan University of Technology (TUT) in Taiwan. The author uses Pierre Bourdieu's theory of forms of capital and symbolic violence to probe for the motivation, process and consequences of the changes brought about by…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Higher Education, Dance, Power Structure