Episode 14: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access: What’s the Hold-Up? an interview with Dr. Karen Howard
Shouldn’t diversity, equity, inclusion, and access be central to all of our learning with students and teachers? Dr. Karen Howard shares context and practices to further diversity, equity, inclusion, and access and move music education forward. With a focus on teaching practices in music education and beyond, Dr. Howard shares her research, as well as the research of others, to inform possible evolutions in our practices in music teaching and learning. This episode highlights an incredible number of resources – both academic and pedagogical. You don’t want to miss this one!
Dr. Karen Howard
Associate Professor of Music
University of St. Thomas
Karen has extensive training in global vocal, instrumental, and dance traditions. She has presented nationally and internationally helping music teachers around the world to make meaningful connections with music, dance, and people of diverse cultures and navigating the creation of learning experiences that promote and celebrate equity and fight racism. Her research interests and publications include works on ethnomusicology, critical pedagogy, knowledge construction, anti-bias pedagogy, and global music traditions.
Publications by Karen Howard:
Equity in Music Education: Cultural Appropriation Versus Cultural Appreciation—Understanding the Difference
General Music Today – regular column on considerations of diversifying repertoire in elementary and secondary general music. Latest column by Karen Howard “Ethical Song Research”:
Knowledge Practices: Changing Perceptions and Pedagogies in Choral Music Education
The Emergence of Children’s Multicultural Sensitivity: An Elementary School Music Culture Project
Musical and Sociocultural Functions in Children’s Vocalizations
The Diversification of Music Teacher Education: Six Vignettes from a Movement in Progress (With Matt Swanson and Patricia Campbell)
Dance Like a Butterfly – Book Songs from Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria, and Ghana by Karen Howard , Kwasi Dunyo
First Steps in Global Music – Book by Karen Howard
World Music Pedagogy: Secondary School Innovations Vol. 3
Children’s Construction of Cultural Knowledge and Musical Identity: Beats and Rhymes (A Case Study)
Teaching Multicultural Folk Dances
Other Resources mentioned in the podcast
Learning for Justice (Formerly Teaching Tolerance)
University of St. Thomas summer music schedule!