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ERIC Number: EJ983015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
National Dance Education Organization: Building a Future for Dance Education in the Arts
Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan
Arts Education Policy Review, v113 n4 p147-151 2012
The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of physical education into the colleges of fine and performing arts; and the establishment of the National Dance Education Organization, which provided infrastructure (standards, assessments, research, certification, teacher training, professional development, and programs and services) that was needed to support dance taught as an art form. This infrastructure has become an integral component to building, nurturing, and sustaining strong arts-based programs over the years at local, state, or national levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress