Movement and Dance in Young Childrens Lives: Crossing the Divide (Counterpoints)

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
$28.79 - $40.68
UPC:
9781433112645
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2011-02-10
Author:
Adrienne N. Sansom
Language:
english
Edition:
First printing

Product Overview

In the pedagogical landscape of early childhood, physical movement is central to the holistic development of young children. Yet, movement-related experiences and other bodily activities such as play and dance often present contradictions and conundrums for early childhood educators. As a mode of learning, movement has endured a questionable existence despite the evidence of supportive research and theory, which provides sound reasons for the inclusion of movement in early years curricula. Movement and Dance in Young Childrens Lives looks at the place of movement in young childrens lives and addresses how movement as a form of expression can become dance, thus displacing a reliance on linguistic modes of expression and honoring the agency of the body. It also discusses a variety of concerns and confusions that accompany dance in education, and interprets what this means to students and teachers in teacher education programs and early childhood settings.

Reviews

(No reviews yet) Write a Review