The teaching of dance : a characterization of dance teacher behaviors in technique and choreography classes at the university level

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Madeleine Lord (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gay E. Cheney

Abstract: The study intended to characterize dance teacher behaviors as observed in two choreography and two technique classes at the university level. The characterization was made in terms of verbal and nonverbal behaviors, the directness and indirectness of approach, the flexibility of strategy and the dominant teaching patterns. Prior to data collection, Joyce's System of teacher behaviors analysis (1967) was modified to account for the nonverbal and verbal communication as well as the teacher-student interaction taking place in dance classes. A training program using the modified system (LAJS), subsequently carried out by two coders, gave opportunity to estimate reliability of the tool. Satisfactory standards of objectivity and reliability were met.

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Language: English
Date: 1979
Dance $x Study and teaching (Higher)
Dance teachers $x Attitudes
Choreography $x Study and teaching (Higher)

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