NDEO's Journal of Dance Education (JODE)

The 2021 Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers
is Now Accepting Submissions

Submission Deadline is June 1, 2021

More About the Prize
The Doug Risner Prize for Emerging Dance Researchers recognizes excellence in dance research and emerging scholars who conduct outstanding dance inquiry. Unpublished scholars submitting original empirical research study manuscripts to the Journal of Dance Education are eligible for prize consideration. The successful article will be published in JODE, along with information identifying the author as the prize recipient. The recipient also receives an honorarium that may be used for NDEO membership, conference costs, Online Professional Development Institute fees, and other professional services.
This annual prize honors Dr. Doug Risner, Editor Emeritus of JODE, in recognition of his outstanding leadership as Editor, passionate commitment to dance research and research education, and his generous support of the National Dance Education Organization. Dr. Risner has published over 100 papers, essays, journal articles, and book chapters, won the NDEO Outstanding Dance Education Researcher Award in 2014, and was appointed Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Wayne State University in 2017. 
2020 Doug Risner Prize Recipient
The 2020 Recipient is Jasmin ‘Ofamo’oni for her research paper:

“It Takes a Family to Graduate a Dancer"
This study explores how Pacific cultural values can be of critical significance in the completion of a tertiary learning journey, particularly as students navigate neoliberal mindsets of individuated learning. As a case study, the paper draws on a talanoa (dialogue) with a Niuean graduate, as he shares reflections on the challenges and motivations of remaining connected with his Pacific cultural family values and expectations while enrolled in a tertiary dance degree. This reveals complex issues, opening pathways to future research on the nexus of Pacific students, their parents, their teachers and their tertiary institutions.

Her paper was published online in the Journal of Dance Education (JODE)
in October of 2020.

JODE - Special Issue: Call for Papers
Dance Education for Children and Youth: Our Future as a Field
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021

Children (infant-adolescent) and youth (adolescent-18 years) are the future of dance education. If we look to the teaching and learning of dance for children and youth in PK-12 schools, private studios, dance organizations, and communities, we can gain insight into future dance education trajectories, such as what the needs for higher education might be and possible directions for professional dance. While this Special Issue is not specifically about the global COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on dance education, the pandemic has undoubtedly shaped research, scholarship, teaching, and learning in dance education, and therefore, manuscripts that reference the pandemic are welcome.  

For more information please contact the Special Issue Editor, 
Alison Leonard at aleona2@clemson.edu
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