Generalist Elementary Male Teachers Advocating for Dance and Male Dancers

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Cook, Peter. 2022. "Generalist Elementary Male Teachers Advocating for Dance and Male Dancers ." Risner, Doug and Watson, Beccy (ed.) Masculinity, Intersectionality and Identity: Why Boys (Don't) Dance. Switzerland. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 53 - 74
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Generalist Elementary Male Teachers Advocating for Dance and Male Dancers

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2865
Book TitleMasculinity, Intersectionality and Identity: Why Boys (Don't) Dance
AuthorsCook, Peter
EditorsRisner, Doug and Watson, Beccy
Page Range53 - 74
Chapter Number3
Number of Pages22
Year2022
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
ISBN9783030899998
9783030900007
9783030900021
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/1007/978-3-030-90000-7_3
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-90000-7_3
Abstract

This chapter presents an innovative approach to developing advocates for dance and young male dancers in teacher education programs. The approach exposes preservice generalist elementary teachers to dance from a creative perspective by focusing on choreographic practice. This features students’ choreographed video dance projects and related appreciation tasks. Drawing on a pilot study with six males, either teacher education students or graduates, the chapter assesses the impact of their engagement. Significantly, the research showcases the potential of this creative approach for generalist male elementary teachers, highlighting how it enhances their capacity to become advocates for dance and contribute to young male dancers’ de-stigmatization.

KeywordsDance education; A/r/tography; Choreographic practice; Young dancer; Teacher education; Advocacy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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