ERIC Number: ED146117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Dance as Education.
Fowler, Charles B., Comp.
Educators, dance professionals, and parents express their opinions about the role of dance in the educational curriculum for children and adults. Chapter I discusses the personal, social, and cultural aspects of dance, as well as a justification for including it in the curriculum. Educators are urged to eliminate stereotypic attitudes toward dance as being for females only and as much less important than athletics. Chapter II reviews aspects of dance in the curriculum: quality in program design and teacher selection, emphasis on self-expression, working with others, and understanding of cultural styles, and the role of performances for audiences. Chapter III outlines necessary qualifications of dance teachers as opposed to professional dancers, identifies the contacts a dance resource specialist should make, describes possible contributions to dance education from physical education and art teachers, and suggests community resources for teaching dance. Chapter IV presents a resolution urging arts, civics, and educational groups to develop and support dance programs. (AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Resources, Creativity, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Dance, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Experience, Guidelines, Learning Processes, Physical Activities, Physical Development, Physical Fitness, Program Development, Self Expression, Teacher Qualifications, Theater Arts
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.95, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. National Dance Association.
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