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ERIC Number: EJ1164173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Dance Education in Singapore: Policy, Discourse, and Practice
Chua, Joey
Arts Education Policy Review, v119 n1 p53-71 2018
This article provides an overview of dance education in schools in Singapore with regard to physical education, co-curricular activity, initiatives by the National Arts Council's Arts Education unit, and pre-tertiary and tertiary dance programs. In an effort to gain a better understanding of how well the official discourse and the reality of schooling in dance interconnect, a meta-analysis of published articles, conference papers, committee reports, and curricula was conducted. Situated within the larger sociocultural, political, and historical contexts, Singapore presents a curious case for probing the merits and limitations of research, policy initiatives, and policy implementation. In the conclusion, the author argues that the development of a coherent dance education in Singapore requires "fixing" three dilemmas--meritocratic schooling in dance, the ill-defined and exhaustive use of the term "talent," and the uneven research that has not kept pace with the policy initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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