Dance Education in the US: What is Known about the Field, and How Do We Go About Improving It?
AdvisorSmith, Eric D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractDance education seeks to develop students’ dance abilities and performance through effective pedagogical techniques. This literature review examines the current status of K-12 dance education in the United States, including the development of dance education, the importance of dance education, current problems in American dance education, and current solutions to the problems. Through the review of these areas, three factors in dance education take principal focus: curriculum, teaching methods, and assessment. Based on prior research, I propose a model to examine the relationships between these three factors in an effort to holistically improve dance education and offer suggestions on how to test the proposed model.
Degree ProgramGraduate College