Murphy, Jenny (2012)
M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.
This study investigates the intraorganisational climate of dance companies involving people with learning disabilities through two qualitative case studies. Emphasis is placed on how group cohesion and leadership can contribute to the development, stability and continuity of such companies. The literature is subdivided into two chapters. The first, ‘Contextualising Dance for People with Disabilities’, places the research in a broader context drawing on theoretical models and definitions of disability, followed by a detailed exploration of disability arts. It then moves into the history and philosophy of Community Dance, as the research is situated within this arena. The second chapter, ‘Theorising Group Cohesion and Leadership’, explores specific theories of group cohesion and leadership. Carron et al.’s (2005 and 2008) conceptual frameworks related to group cohesion, and Hersey and Blanchard’s (1988) theory of ‘situational leadership’ were explored in depth to underpin the ensuing study.
|Type of Work:||M.Phil. thesis.|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law|
|Department:||Department of Dance, Drama and Theatre Arts, School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies|
GV Recreation Leisure
LC Special aspects of education
PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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