Keywords: Dance Education, Data Collection, Quantitative Data, Qualitative Data, Survey in Schools, Dance Curriculum, Dance Pedagogy, Challenges during data collection
The present article addresses the issues and challenges faced by the researcher during the primary and secondary data collection through survey and interviews conducted on current condition of dance education in schools of Bangalore. The nature of this study is mostly quantitative and there were need of survey through observations in dance classrooms. Also there was a requirement of qualitative data to be collected, hence interviews of teachers, management person and parents were conducted. Major challenges are categorized in order to the process of data collection (primary and secondary) in this paper. The issues and objectives of this research study are related to the provision of dance education in schools of Bangalore is an ignored area in terms of dance curriculum, dance pedagogy, teacher’s incompetence, and school management hierarchy. Apart from these majorly pointed issues, there were always other hurdles which were seen in the journey of data collection in terms of time and schedules, research expenses, availability, accessibility & feasibility of data, strict rules in school policies related to the security of students or may be fear of revealing the ignorance of dance education and disorder of dance department and mindset and the formalities in Government department for permission etc. This paper is further arranged in order to explain the nature of study, articulation of objectives for the purpose of study to clarify scope & sequence and identify the research questions, extended review of literature, methodology employed for the study, sampling of participants, challenges occurred during the data collection, analytical study and finally to provide the conclusion to the paper.