Dance Education Around The World: Perspectives On Dance, Young People And Change by Charlotte Svendler NielsenDance Education Around The World: Perspectives On Dance, Young People And Change by Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Dance Education Around The World: Perspectives On Dance, Young People And Change

EditorCharlotte Svendler Nielsen, Stephanie Burridge

Paperback | April 14, 2015

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Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world.¿ Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures generates new challenges and possibilities for dance education in multiple contexts. In Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change , writers across the globe come together to reflect, comment on and share their expertise and experiences. The settings are drawn from a spectrum of countries with contributions from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Africa giving insights and fresh perspectives into contrasting ideas, philosophies and approaches to dance education from Egypt to Ghana, Brazil to Finland, Jamaica to the Netherlands, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and more.

This volume offers chapters and narratives on:

  • Curriculum developments worldwide
  • Empowering communities through dance
  • Embodiment and creativity in dance teaching
  • Exploring and assessing learning in dance as artistic practice
  • Imagined futures for dance education

Reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation are key to the evolving ecology of dance education and research involving individuals, communities and nations. Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change  provides a great resource for dance educators, practitioners and researchers, and pushes for the furtherance of dance education around the world.

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen is Assistant professor and head of educational studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, research group Body, Learning and Identity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.¿

Stephanie Burridge lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University, and is the series editor for Routledge Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific.

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen is Assistant Professor and Head of educational studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, research group Body, Learning and Identity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.¿ Stephanie Burridge lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University, and is the series edito...
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Title:Dance Education Around The World: Perspectives On Dance, Young People And ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.5 × 6.7 × 0.6 inPublished:April 14, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041574363X

ISBN - 13:9780415743631

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Sir Ken Robinson  Part 1: Dance Transforming Lives  1. Dance, democracy and embodiment in a school context Eeva Anttila, Finland  2. Embodying transformation: dance in Brazilian students¿ lives Alba Vieira, Brazil  3. Case Narrative: Kolkata Sanved platform beat: dance transforming lives in India Sohini Chakraborty, India  4. Case Narrative: Young people and conflict resolution Carolyne Russel-Smith, Jamaica  Part 2: Dance and Identity  5. Dance education as a means of developing the self and social understanding of young women in South Africa Sherry Shapiro, USA/South Africa  6. Dance in the Canadian diaspora: embodying identity in a Toronto Philippine community Cathrine Limbertie, Canada/Philippines  7. Case Narrative: Stepping into new places: migration of traditional Ghanaian dance forms from village spaces to pedagogical stages Beatrice Ayi, USA/Ghana  8. Case Narrative: Dance and gender ¿ is there any change? Isto Turpeinen, Finland  Part 3:Creative and Empowering Pedagogies  9. Dance as empowering in the early years Adrienne Sansom, New Zealand  10. Creativity and communities of practice Kerry Chappel and Veronica Jobbins, UK  11. Case Narrative: Communities of practice and children¿s dance education Juan-Ann Tai, Taiwan  12. Case Narrative: working with socially disadvantaged students¿ learning in higher education Linda Caldwell, USA  Part 4: Ethics and Politics in Dance Education  13. Dancing the rights of the Aboriginal child Mary-Elizabeth Manley, Canada  14. Kids¿ dance stories: personal narratives from the South Pacific, Southern Mediterranean and South China Sea Nicholas Rowe, New Zealand/South East Asia and the, Middle East  15. Case Narrative: Dancing in the Arab Spring Rosemary Martin, New Zealand/Middle East  16. Case Narrative: From empathy towards democracy: fostering empathy among youth in the Middle East Kristen Groves and Marin Leggat Roper, USA/the Middle East  Part 5: Curriculum Development Worldwide  17. Unsettling dance and disadvantage in the curriculum Jeff Meiners and Robyne Garrett, Australia  18. Key issues in curriculum discussions and development worldwide including perspectives from many countries Susan Koff, USA  19. Case Narrative: Issues for future curriculum discussions Sharon Friedman, South Africa  20. Case Narrative: Obstacles for dance in schools Liz Melchior, New Zealand  Part 6: Exploring and Assessing Dance as  Artistic Practice  21. What¿s worth assessing in dance? Susan Stinson, USA  22. The silent language of dance: unfolding children¿s multi-modal experiences of dance as artistic practice Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Denmark  23. Case Narrative: Children¿s experiences watching dance Liesbeth Wildschut, Netherlands  24. Case Narrative: Pedagogical documentation in early childhood in Ontario: an opportunity for multi-level dialogue in dance Marc Richard, Canada  Part 7: Imagined Futures for Dance Teaching  25. Dance as part of Arts Education in UNESCO Ralph Buck, New Zealand  26. New teaching approaches and ways of understanding dance education ¿ an embodied response to a digitalized world Ann Kipling-Brown, Canada  27. Case Narrative: Embodied pluralism Karen Bond, USA  28. Case Narrative: Twinning as a concept in dance education Maria Speth, Netherlands  29. Case Narrative: Blogging choreography Cynthia Ling Lee, USA/Taiwan

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"...this book is more than a catalogue of examples. It is a book of analysis and reflection. Its intention is not simply to declare the power of dance but to fathom it. It is designed to deepen understanding of the many roles of dance in human life: in shaping cultural identity, in expressing our deepest feelings, in embodying relationships and in giving form to ideas than cannot be rendered so aptly in any other way. More than this, it interrogates the conditions that are needed, in education especially, for dance to fulfill these roles." - Sir Ken Robinson, Foreword