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ERIC Number: EJ852229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Benefits of Dance Education in the Middle School Setting
Cook, Wrenn
Journal of Dance Education, v5 n1 p28-30 2005
The author talks about the benefits of dance education in the middle school setting. The author describes a scene in a dance classroom where all students can be successful, for within the confines of the space, a broad spectrum of learning preferences are addressed and multiple intelligences are acknowledged and validated. The author stresses that the inclusion of quality dance education as a component in the total curriculum can enable a number of students who otherwise are poorly served by traditional instructional and assessment methods to become engaged in learning. The teaching practices and processes that are inherent in dance education methodology can be of tremendous value in other contexts. By using aspects of the dance teaching process, teachers of all subjects can enliven their delivery of content and reach students who are unable and often unwilling to learn through the lecture format.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A