1st Edition

Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship Promoting Civic Engagement through Effective Dance Pedagogies

Edited By Karen Schupp Copyright 2019
    110 Pages
    by Routledge

    110 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Dance Education, this collection brings together a number of insightful chapters which explore themes relating to responsible citizenship within dance education.

    Presenting research, scholarship, experiences, and pedagogical approaches from national and international contexts, and diverse educational settings, the chapters included in this book demonstrate how the study of dance requires students to develop a clear sense of self- and group-responsibility. Including high-level contributions from a range of researchers, educators, and dance instructors, the volume investigates how research and instruction can contribute to building communities; and ensure that dance education reacts to shifting social, political, and cultural norms. Responsible citizenship and civic engagement are examined in relation to course content, pedagogical approaches, systemic practices, and cultural assumptions.

    This valuable collection of diverse and insightful chapters will be of great interest to researchers, post-graduate academics, teachers and instructors in the fields of dance and teacher education.


    A Call to Action: Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship

    Karen Schupp

    Chapter 1: Arts Education and Citizenship: A Pedagogical Framework

    Ilana Morgan

    Chapter 2: Teaching African Dances as Civic Engagement: Pedagogic Perspectives of Teachers of African Dances in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Asia

    Alfdaniels Mabingo

    Chapter 3: COLLABORATION: An Activity of Responsible Citizenship

    Julie Mulvihill

    Chapter 4: Laying New Ground: Uprooting White Privilege and Planting Seeds of Equity and Inclusion

    Crystal U. Davis

    Chapter 5: Reframing Dance Appreciation and Dance History to Teach Social Responsibility

    Haley Hoss Jameson

    Chapter 6: Comm(unity): Promoting Civic Engagement in a Modern Dance Performance Course

    Traci Klein

    Chapter 7: Circle of Love: A Message from Hip Hop

    Tehmekah MacPherson


    Karen Schupp is the Assistant Director of Dance and Associate Professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, U.S.A.