ERIC Number: ED344865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Dance in Higher Education. Focus on Dance XII.
Oliver, Wendy, Ed.
This monograph opens with an historical overview of dance in higher education from 1887-1991 and then focuses on issues for the 1990s. The publication is divided into five sections: (1) "Current Perspectives: Overviews of the Field" discusses what constitutes an appropriate dance education at the college level; (2) "Teacher Education" calls for program improvement, consistency among technical, conceptual and pedagogical knowledge, the need for a discipline-based approach to teaching dance, incorporation of African-American dance history into the curriculum, and integration among the arts in order to promote better understanding of dance competition; (3) "College/Adult Beginners" addresses strategies for studio classes based on principles of learning, introduces self-teaching into technique classes, describes the challenges in working with adult-beginner ballet students, and talks about an experience in which a university community became involved in dance; (4) "Teaching Choreography" takes an historical view of the dichotomy between process and craft; and (5) "Faculty Issues" focuses on the problems of tenure and promotion, presents a survey on dance administrators, and discusses mentoring among dance faculty. The document contains 18 papers. (LL)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Dance Education, Higher Education, Program Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Dance Association.
Identifiers: Historical Background