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ERIC Number: ED470697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Dance Curriculum Guide. Second Edition.
Harms, Patricia; Nolan, Kathleen; Ross, Ann; Salmon, Nancy; Schaper, MaryEllen; Wescott, Margaret Gould; Weisman, Eleanor
This second edition updates and aligns the original 1996 publication with the Maine Learning Results, which were enacted by the state legislature in 1997. The Learning Results articulate what knowledge and skills all Maine students should have at various benchmarks throughout the preK-12 continuum. Dance is identified in the Learning Results as part of the Visual and Performing Arts section. This guide is intended to help schools formulate curriculum that addresses the content standards of creative expression, cultural heritage, and criticism and aesthetics. Additionally, it points to the integration of dance education with the guiding principles stated in the Learning Results. The guide focuses on "Pedagogy"; "Students with Special Needs"; "Health and Safety Concerns";"Technology"; "Major Premises"; and "Assessment." The "Scope and Sequence" section aligns sequential and developmental principles of dance education with each content standard. Six appendixes include a glossary of terms, establishing a school dance program, complementary movement disciplines, resource list, helpful Web sites, and dance education in Maine Schools. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Maine Arts Commission, Augusta.; National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta. Div. of Special Services.; National Dance Education Organization, Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Dance Education in Maine Schools, South Portland.
Identifiers - Location: Maine