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dc.contributor.advisorRomán Pérez, Rosa I.
dc.contributor.authorTraverso Vargas, Jadira M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-09T14:56:21Z
dc.date.available2018-04-09T14:56:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/353
dc.description.abstractThis study demonstrates how dance performances can be used as a text within seventh, eighth and ninth grade English classes in Puerto Rico. The inclusion of dance performances enables students to relate to dance as a text, while complying with Puerto Rico’s national learning standards. A 15 item questionnaire was prepared for each of the grades in order to measure students’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to dance. It was distributed to students’ from a public school in Western Puerto Rico during their first academic semester The results not only suggest students consider dance to be a part of their Puerto Rican identity but that there is an interest and investment in dance. In addition, participants’ responses imply students continue to struggle with areas within the genres of short stories and poetry. Based on students’ responses a series of ESL lesson plans for each grade level were developed with dance as a central component.
dc.description.abstractEste estudio muestra cómo las presentaciones de baile pueden ser utilizado como un texto en las clases de inglés en séptimo, octavo y noveno grado en Puerto Rico. La inclusión de espectáculos de danza permite que los estudiantes se relacionen con el texto cumpliendo con los estándares educativos de Puerto Rico. Se creó un cuestionario de 15 ítems para cada una de los grados, con el fin de medir los conocimientos de los estudiantes, actitudes y prácticas en relación al baile. Se distribuyó a estudiantes de una escuela pública del área oeste de Puerto Rico durante su primer semestre académico. Los resultados sugieren que los alumnos opinan que el baile forma parte de su identidad puertorriqueña, que hay un interés por la danza y tiempo invertido en el mismo. Las respuestas implican que los participantes aún tienen dificultad en los géneros de relatos cortos y poesía. Una serie de planes educativos en la clase de inglés como segundo idioma fueron desarrollados incluyendo presentaciones de baile como un aspecto central basado en la data recolectada.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDance in educationen_US
dc.subjectESLen_US
dc.subjectLiterature and danceen_US
dc.subjectDance and social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Spanish speakersen_US
dc.subject.lcshDance in education -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.titleDivergent thinking in the English classroom: Center stage for stories, poems and cultural expressions through danceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2014 Jadira M. Traverso Vargasen_US
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.committeeMongar, Sonja
dc.contributor.committeeRivera Montijo, Myrna
dc.contributor.committeeFerrer López, José R.
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita L.
dc.contributor.representativeMaldonado, Noemí
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2014en_US


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