The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE) encourages and supports the development of drama and dance in education in Ontario. CODE often engages with partner organizations, as well as provincial, national, and international agencies to represent its members and advocate for issues of importance to those in the field of arts education.
CODE encourages its members and the public-at-large to assist us in advocating for the arts in your schools and communities. Please see the following links to support you in becoming an advocate for dance and drama education.
CODE Advocacy Resources
We Need to Talk About Drama: A Chorus of Voices: Shaping a Future for Drama in Education - Christine Jackson, former CODE President, CODE Conference October 2015
CODE Letters and Responses
CODE'S Document: Drama and Dance in the Time of COVID (June 25, 2020)
Joint Letter to Boards and Trustees - Return to Schools (June 15, 2020)
2019 (This page is a work in progress.)
CODE Recommended Research and Writing
Arts Education Advocacy Toolkit - The Kennedy Centre Alliance for Arts Education Network
Arts Education for the Development of the Whole Child - Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)
Ontario Arts Curriculum (2009) Front Matter
Research Report on Teaching in Ontario by Kathleen Gould Lundy
Ten Lessons the Arts Teaches by Elliot Eisner
UNESCO Questionnaire on the Implementation of the Road Map for Arts Education: Report for Canada (March 2010) http://www.cmec.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/226/Arts%20Education%20Report_March%202010_EN.pdf
Unleashing Potential, Harnessing Possibility: An Odyssey of Creativity, Innovation and Critical Thinking: An Action Research Study by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
CODE Recommended Videos
CODE 40th Anniversary Documentary
Learning Through the Arts Video Series
Pulse Dance Conference Videos
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Why I Dance Video - The Dance Current Magazine
PLEASE SEND ALL SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CHAIR OF THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE: email@example.com