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The Accidental Curricularist: The Building of a Dance Curriculum through Artistic and Improvisational Practice

Abstract ABSTRACT This narrative study traces the development of a dance curriculum as it unfolded in an inner city public school. It examines the curriculum emergence through intersecting worlds of artistic practice, improvisation, lived experience and context. These worlds were organized and explored through themes of gender, emotion, longing and intersections and examined through lenses of critical theory, aesthetics and currere. It examines the interior dialogue within one individual educator who is both a dance artist and a teacher and reflects the differing and at times conflicting perspectives within those two positions. The curriculum acquired the name "curriculum by accident" because several highly unexpected events contributed to... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Bendix, Susan W. (Author) / Blumenfeld-Jones, Donald (Advisor) / Barone, Thomas (Committee member) / Jackson, Naomi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Curriculum Development / Dance / Performing Arts education / Choreography / Creativity / Curriculum / Improvisation / Pedagogy / Synchronicity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 303 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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