The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.

Dance in Statutory Education

Dance in statutory education

Good teaching is concerned with more than knowledge, skills and competencies. It is also about an ability to communicate enthusiasm for the subject and a belief in the right of young people to experience the best possible teaching environment. It requires from the teacher a continuing curiosity regarding the process of teaching and learning and an openness to considering ways of improving the quality of his/her work.

(Gough 1993: 27)

Where does Dance Belong?

Throughout the past two decades debate has increasingly centred on the appropriate ‘placing’ of dance within the school curriculum. Where does it rightfully belong? Should it be compulsory – a core activity – or should it be optional? There are those who claim that because of the ...

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