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ERIC Number: EJ1119401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Multicultural Dance Education for Teaching Students with Disabilities
Masunah, Juju
Multicultural Education, v23 n3-4 p2-6 Spr-Sum 2016
There are two different goals of multicultural dance education. First, multicultural dance education is a concept of teaching strategies to understand people's cultural productions using various dances. The main goal of learning various dances is to understand the people behind those dances. Second, multicultural dance education is a concept to educate diverse students, including those with disabilities, to learn to dance. The goal of this concept is to help students achieve high potential in learning dance. Teaching dance to disabled students necessitates that teachers have the skills and knowledge of dance and methods of teaching, as well as attitudes directed to serve different students' abilities. An adaptation of the synectics model and exploration of analogies are therefore recommended for teaching dance to the deaf, the blind, and students with autism. Some attitudes that should be possessed by teachers of students with disabilities are equity and equality, care, and attention. It is important to note that these dimensions of multiculturalism in teaching dance are equally viable in the U.S. and in Indonesia, and thus likely in any other national or cultural setting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia; United States
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