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.
Table of Contents
A Call to Action: Dance Education and Responsible Citizenship
Chapter 1: Arts Education and Citizenship: A Pedagogical Framework
Chapter 2: Teaching African Dances as Civic Engagement: Pedagogic Perspectives of Teachers of African Dances in North America, Europe, New Zealand, and Asia
Chapter 3: COLLABORATION: An Activity of Responsible Citizenship
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
Chapter 7: Circle of Love: A Message from Hip Hop
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.