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Stinson, Susan – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This paper reviews, analyzes, and reflects upon two important reports released in 2013, both discussing research evidence for the value of dance education or arts education more generally, among school-aged students. One report was created by a large dance education advocacy and support group in the USA, the National Dance Education Organization;…
Descriptors: Evidence, Dance Education, Educational Research, Art Education
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Ulmer, Jasmine B. – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This paper seeks to examine how embodied methodological approaches might inform dance education practice and research. Through a series of examples, this paper explores how choreographic writing might function as an embodied writing methodology. Here, choreographic writing is envisioned as a form of visual word choreography in which words move,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Writing Strategies
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Giguere, Miriam – Research in Dance Education, 2015
In this article, the author compares the practices, philosophy, and history of action research, also known as participatory action research, to the purposes and practices of dance education. The comparison yields connections in four categories, enhancing self-reflective teaching and curriculum design, taking responsibility for teaching outcomes,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Action Research, Participatory Research, Educational Practices
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Shanahan, Molly – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This essay traces the author's embodied practices toward the creation of an evening-length, spontaneously composed solo. Specifically, the author focuses on her work to release superficial and deep abdominal musculature to discover a new movement vocabulary, and greater access to the mobility of the pelvis/belly, ribs, and spine. The author…
Descriptors: Dance, Human Body, Physical Mobility, Creative Activities
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Barr, Sherrie – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This essay explores the numerous and diverse ways collaborative practices in dance research can unfold. Strengths and challenges within the collaborative process are discussed as emphasis is given to the multiple perspectives and types of relationships that evolve from and within the process. These core elements offer scholars a rich array of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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Green, Jill – Research in Dance Education, 2015
Validity is a key concept in qualitative educational research. Yet, it is often not addressed in methodological writing about dance. This essay explores validity in a postmodern world of diverse approaches to scholarship, by looking at the changing face of validity in educational qualitative research and at how new understandings of the concept…
Descriptors: Validity, Qualitative Research, Educational Research, Dance Education
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Gonye, Jairos; Moyo, Nathan – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This paper examines the teaching and learning of traditional dance at primary school level in Zimbabwe as a key aspect of postcolonial curriculum reimagination within the broader project of reclaiming a nation's heritage. The paper used the survey design to determine how a cohort of primary school teachers understood traditional dance and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Primary Education, African Culture
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Styrke, Britt-Marie – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This article deals with didactics, dance and teacher knowing in an upper secondary school context in Sweden. Dance is referred to as a western theatrical art form as well as to a subject mainly defined through its curriculum. A qualitative interview study with experienced dance teachers constitutes the base on which two overarching theoretical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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Englund, Boel; Sandstrom, Birgitta – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to examine how dance teachers express themselves verbally in teaching situations where movement training is combined with "expression". The empirical material consists of films and tapes from a 130 min long dance class at upper secondary school, and a taped conversation with the teacher about episodes from the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Movement Education, Art Expression, Verbal Communication
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Berg, Tanya – Research in Dance Education, 2015
A local trend in commercial dance studio education is the implementation of real-time digital video surveillance. This case study explores how digital video cameras in the dance studio environment affect asymmetrical power relationships already present in the commercial studio setting, as well as how surveillance impacts feminist pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Video Technology
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Tsintziloni, Steriani – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The purpose of this article was to provide a historical examination of the interplay between Koula Pratsika's dance school, its historical and social context and the formation of social categories of class, gender and nation in the 1930s as part of a greater project, that of the formation of upper class culture. This perspective reveals the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Social Class, Gender Issues
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Reinders, Nicole; Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C. – Research in Dance Education, 2015
"Dance for individuals with Down syndrome has many benefits; however, there is little research on this topic." Down syndrome is the most common "genetic condition," resulting in psychological, physical, and social impairments. There is research to suggest that dance may be a beneficial activity for people with Down syndrome;…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Dance Education, Phenomenology, Program Effectiveness
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Rowe, Nicholas; Buck, Ralph; Martin, Rosemary – Research in Dance Education, 2015
Established in 1954 and drawing heavily on dance conservatory models from Russia, the Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) has become a predominant influence on dance education in East Asia. As it addresses the artistic, cultural and educational needs of China into the twenty-first century, the BDA is now negotiating a new terrain and seeking new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Community Programs, Educational Strategies
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Choi, Euichang; Kim, Na-ye – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore teaching methods for whole ballet in Korean ballet education. This study built upon a first phase of research that identified the educational content of "whole" ballet. Four dimensions were identified as the educational content: "physical," "cognitive," "emotional"…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dance, Dance Education, Qualitative Research
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Mabingo, Alfdaniels – Research in Dance Education, 2015
Study abroad programs in dance education have played a key role in equipping students with globally and culturally diverse academic, pedagogic and professional knowledge, aptitudes and experiences. For this study, I interviewed six subjects who participated in New York University dance education study abroad program to Uganda from 2007 to 2010 to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Dance Education, College Students
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