ERIC Number: EJ947224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Disabled Students in the Performing Arts--Are We Setting Them up to Succeed?
Band, Susan Ann; Lindsay, Geoff; Neelands, Jonothan; Freakley, Vivien
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v15 n9 p891-908 2011
Professional training opportunities for students with physical and learning disabilities in the performing arts are conceived and developed in the context of government policy initiatives for inclusion and models of disability that aim to ensure that educational provision is of a kind which does not stigmatise individuals or devalue their performance. In this paper, we consider three partnership programmes linking two theatre companies and one dance company with schools that provide high-level mainstream training. The programmes were planned to offer paths to progression for disabled students, and we examine what the programmes have taught us about the characteristics of inclusive practice in drama and dance training that can set disabled students up to succeed.
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, Public Policy, Theater Arts, Drama, Dance Education, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Academic Standards, Foreign Countries, Student Participation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom