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Dancing the Data

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Carl Bagley and Mary Beth Cancienne

Dancing the Data and its interrelated CD-ROM, Dancing the Data Too, show the ways in which educational research and the visual and performing arts can embrace each other to engender a culture of feeling and meaning and in so doing evoke new ways of knowing, learning, and teaching. It draws on the artistic mediums of dance, collage, poetry, music, and drama and invites the reader to engage with the educational research endeavors of the contributors as they seek to move beyond the traditions of established approaches to represent and reflect on their work in artistic forms. Dancing the Data seeks to open up conversational beginnings with teachers, researchers, and students, and to tempt them to discuss and reflect on the ways in which established methodological and pedagogical boundaries might be crossed and new ways of seeing and doing valued and explored.
Contents: Carl Bagley/Mary Beth Cancienne: Educational Research and Intertextual Forms of (Re)Presentation: The Case for Dancing the Data – Celeste Snowber: Bodydance: Enfleshing Soulful Inquiry through Improvisation – Jim Mienczakowski/Lynn Smith/Steve Morgan: Seeing Words - Hearing Feelings: Ethnodrama and the Performance of Data – Dwight Rogers/Paul Frellick/Leslie Babinski: Staging a Study - Performing the Personal and Professional Struggles of Beginning Teachers – Terry Jenoure: Sweeping the Temple: A Performance Collage – Donald S. Blumenfeld-Jones: If I Could Have Said It, I Would Have – G. W. Rasberry: Imagine, Inventing a Data-Dancer – J. Gary Knowles/Suzanne M. Thomas: Artistry, Inquiry, and Sense-of-Place: Secondary School Students Portrayed in Context – Carol A. Mullen/C. T. Patrick Diamond: Showcasing Arts-Based Inquiries – Gene Diaz: Artistic Inquiry: On Lighthouse Hill – Susan Finley: Women Myths: Teacher Self-Images and Socialization to Feminine Stereotypes – Toby Daspit/Morna McDermott: Frameworks of Blood and Bone: An Alchemy of Performative Mapping.