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ERIC Number: EJ868132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Combating Dance Educators' Isolation: Interacting with the Larger Learning Community
Sprague, Marty
Journal of Dance Education, v9 n4 p126-128 2009
Dance studio spaces are often tucked away in the physical plant, separated from other classrooms and the primary activities of the school. During team meetings and curriculum planning, where does the dance educator ft in? With whom does the dance educator partner or team? The dance educator should be routinely partnered with a department or team with whom she has a good working rapport. A dance educator can also feel separated from the rest of the school because of other teachers' lack of understanding about the discipline and art of dance. To combat this isolation, prolonged stress, and frustration, dance educators can identify and build partnerships with the larger learning community. As with any relationship, there is a certain amount of extra energy required, but the trade off is well worth the effort. This article presents examples on how to build relationships with the school and the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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