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Judith Lynne Hanna, Ph.D.
Research Prof., Anthropology Dept., U. of Maryland 

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Dancing to Learn: The Brain's Cognition, Emotion & Movement

The Naked Truth by Dr. Judith Hanna


 
Hi Folks,

I contacted Steve directly and asked him if would like my reference list for a literature review and research proposal I completed.  I have created and attached a pdf or the reference list and thought others might also be interested in these sources.  My literacy review focused on all of the arts and arts integration.  The references articles focus on early childhood education.

Enjoy,
Shannon Glasgow

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 2:57 PM, Anne Dunkin (adunkin@ndeo.org) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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DELRdi is FULL of documents advocating dance education for K-12. A lot is anecdotal BUT a lot is qualitative research and some is quantitative. (There are government reports some of which include quantitative in addition to others). You can find the "Evidence Report" prepared by NDEO in 2013 by searching NDEO Conducted Research (type into the title line on the search page), Besides Rima's thesis, which you can find by typing Faber in the author line and then select Thesis under document type, there are many theses/dissertations advocating dance for children on the subject dating back to 1939. If you select "advocacy" under Services to the Field (additional research criteria on the right side of the search page): select K-12 (or even K-4, or 5-8) under populations served; and type dance as a keyword you will get many, many citations. Many will be available as full text, but all will give you information about the document and how to find it. 

DELRdi (Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index) is accessible to ALL NDEO members. Just be sure to sign into the NDEO website and click Research in the top menu line and immediately hit DELRdi.

PLEASE do not hesitate to let me know any problems you may encounter 

Anne Dunkin, PhD
NDEO DELRdi Coordinator   


 
DELRdi is FULL of documents advocating dance education for K-12. A lot is anecdotal BUT a lot is qualitative research and some is quantitative. (There are government reports some of which include quantitative in addition to others). You can find the "Evidence Report" prepared by NDEO in 2013 by searching NDEO Conducted Research (type into the title line on the search page), Besides Rima's thesis, which you can find by typing Faber in the author line and then select Thesis under document type, there are many theses/dissertations advocating dance for children on the subject dating back to 1939. If you select "advocacy" under Services to the Field (additional research criteria on the right side of the search page): select K-12 (or even K-4, or 5-8) under populations served; and type dance as a keyword you will get many, many citations. Many will be available as full text, but all will give you information about the document and how to find it. 

DELRdi (Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index) is accessible to ALL NDEO members. Just be sure to sign into the NDEO website and click Research in the top menu line and immediately hit DELRdi.

PLEASE do not hesitate to let me know any problems you may encounter 

Anne Dunkin, PhD
NDEO DELRdi Coordinator   

 
Hello all!

I am reaching out because I am working on a final project for graduate course I am taking. I was wondering if any of you have come across qualitative and/or quantitative research on the benefits of dance education in children. I'd prefer to focus on research articles that highlight the the benefits of dance/movement not just in the dance classroom, but how these skills can be applied to other aspects of a child's life. We all know how dance positively contributes to the overall well roundedness of a person, but my professor is requiring me to use actual evidence to support my claims. I want to potentially focus my presentation on 21 Century skills and how those are strengthened through dance (i.e. critical thinking/problem solving, communication, collaboration, leadership, responsibility etc.). If any of you have any leads, I'd love to hear from you.

Please message me directly at stevecon22@gmail.com

Thank you in advance!

Steven Concepcion
Dance Educator
Newark Public Schools
 
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