ERIC Number: EJ1061737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Dance and Special Education
Munsell, Sonya E.; Bryant Davis, Kimberly E.
Preventing School Failure, v59 n3 p129-133 2015
Arts activities have been included in the educational curriculum of public schools for a number of years. Most often, course offerings in the arts consist of visual art, vocal music, and instrumental music classes. Although not as common, dance has also been included in the educational curriculum. Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that participating in dance activities can lead to positive student outcomes for students with and without exceptionalities. Dance activities appear to provide an alternative way to meet diverse learners' educational needs. Research suggests that participation in dance may also lead to improved physical fitness, socioemotional gains, and academic gains.
Descriptors: Dance Education, Outcomes of Education, Special Needs Students, Special Education, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Social Development, Emotional Development, Creative Activities, Movement Education, Educational Resources
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