An interpretive inquiry of the professional life histories of selected women dance/physical educators

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dawn Clark (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Robinson

Abstract: This inquiry focuses on a group of women dance/physical educators for whom movement is the epistemological vehicle for a way of knowing. The participants have professional experience within both disciplines of dance and physical education, yet in their quest to seek a professional identity, they often transcend disciplinary boundaries. Choreology (Preston-Dunlop, 1987), which studies the intrinsic structure of the dance medium, is used as a metaphoric framework for the inquiry. The five strands of the dance medium which comprise Choreology are the movement, the movers, the decor, the sound and the space. In this inquiry, the decor for example, serves as a metaphor for understanding historical and social context as the scenic contribution or "backdrop" for the women's emergent issues.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Physical education and training $x Philosophy
Dance $x Philosophy
Physical education teachers $v Interviews
Women teachers $v Interviews

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