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ERIC Number: ED432551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-12
Pages: 13
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The Effects of Creative Dance Movement Taught in a Holistic Integrated Approach versus Creative Dance Movement Taught in Isolation.
Snyder-Sowers, Mary Anne; Kariuki, Patrick
This study examined whether there were any significant differences in academic performance between students taught creative dance movement in a holistic integrated approach versus those taught creative dance movement in isolation. The sample was taken from two third-grade classes of approximately 20 students per class. One class served as an experimental group, and the other served as a control group. For a 6-week period prior to Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing, one class was taught creative dance movement holistically, and the other class was taught creative dance in isolation. Data were collected from standardized TCAP test scores and end-of-the-6-week grades in English and mathematics and were analyzed using measures of central tendency, dispersion, and t-tests for independent means. Results indicated a significant difference in TCAP scores between students who were taught creative dance movement with a holistic, integrated approach and those who were taught creative dance movement in isolation. The holistic group did better as a group on the TCAP tests. No significant difference was found between the two groups in their English and mathematics grades. (Contains three tables and four references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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