Using Movement As Speech in the Urban Classroom Setting

Authors

  • Kitsy Dixon Centenary College
  • Shantay Mines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18533/journal.v3i1.279

Keywords:

creative arts, dance movement therapy, arts and community

Abstract

This paper analyzes how after school mission programs, in Black communities, can benefit from expanding their curriculum to inlcude pedagogies of creative expression to deal with continuous issues related to frustration and low academic performance in school. To build off of the concept of creative pedagogies, researchers of this paper explore an after school mission program, in Mississippi, who uses creative expression as a therapeutic inclusion in their curriculum and community with much success.

Author Biographies

Kitsy Dixon, Centenary College

Kitsy Dixon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Centenary College. Kitsy's areas of research include race and oppressive structures against women of color, alternative healing modalities for women traumatized by sexual victimization through creative movement and expression as forms of healing, and women's issues of advocacy.

Shantay Mines

Mr. Mines is a marriage and family therapist, consultant, and continuing education provider for mental health and child welfare professionals with over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

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2014-01-30

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