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ERIC Number: EJ972953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Hybrid Lives of Teaching and Artistry: A Study of Teaching Artists in Dance in the USA
Risner, Doug
Research in Dance Education, v13 n2 p175-193 2012
This paper investigates teaching artists in the USA whose work is rooted in dance and dance-related disciplines. Teaching artists, although the descriptor itself remains both ambiguous and debated in the USA, provide a good deal of arts education delivery in K12 schools and afterschool programs. Based on survey data from a range of dance teaching artists across the nation (n = 64), the study presents emergent themes including: (1) insufficient preparation, (2) obstacles and challenges in the workplace and (3) diverse perspectives on teaching artist professionalization and credential programs. The paper concludes with recommendations for post-secondary (tertiary) curriculum development in dance programs. (Contains 5 tables and 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A