ERIC Number: ED395423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Using Dance To Integrate Exceptionalities.
Wolf, Geraldine A.; Launi, Barbara A.
This conference presentation handout describes a program which uses dance therapy to integrate special education students with various disabilities. The 6-week program at a middle school involved having a professional dancer teach students traditional and modern dance methods as a means of expressing emotions, followed by teams of students choreographing and performing a dance. The program also involved biweekly guidance sessions to facilitate improved feelings of mutual respect, and creation of costumes by students. Individual sections of the handout packet cover: project introduction, project description, necessary resources, projected costs, goals and objectives, project management, student attitude questionnaire, time schedule, project options, publicity, project evaluation, teacher evaluation, and student evaluation. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Counseling, Creative Development, Dance Education, Dance Therapy, Disabilities, Inclusive Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mainstreaming, Middle Schools, Movement Education, Peer Relationship, Self Expression, Social Integration, Student Attitudes, Student Development
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (74th, Orlando, FL, April 1-5, 1996). Cover title: The Magic of Learning through an Innovative Dance Therapy Program. Contains photographs that may not reproduce clearly.