Kate Austin Professional Title: Adjunct Professor Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Integrated arts; multicultural education; re-imagining history through the arts; culturally-responsive teaching through arts-based learning Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Integrated Arts Approaches in The curriculum
Drama and Critical Literacy
Interdisciplinary Curriculum; Arts, History & Social Studies
Arts Approach to Multicultural Education
Critical Pedagogy & Cultural Knowledge
Education: PhD, Union Institute; MEd, Lesley University Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Co- presenter, National Association for Drama Therapy Conference, Portland, OR. 2005
Presenter, 6th National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, CT: Teaching in a Pluralistic Society.
Austin. K. (2007). Re-Imaging cultural history through the arts. Journal of Multiple Perspectives in Education.
Austin, K. & Steinberg, J. (1978) A world of water: A week totally submerged. Teachers and Writers Magazine. Vol. 10, No.1.
An Arts Approach to Re-imaging Cultural History 2006
Street Beats. Documents a multimedia theater project created by students in an urban high school. 1998
Achieving Literacy Through The Arts: Deepening Comprehension For Diverse Learners. Lesley University Professional Development Workshops in Atlanta, Brunswick, & Macon, Georgia. 2010.
Austin, K. & Braithwaite-Bey, A. Unpacking the Notions of White Privilege through the Eyes of Bi-Cultural Teaching Team. Lesley University, Community Scholars Day. 2009
NALC's Arts and Learning Collaborative Program: Sumner School Teacher workshops, integrated arts in learning, 2005-06
Yearlong colloquium professor for American History Professional Development Project, project funded by the Teaching for American History Program through the Department of Education.
Cambridge Public School: Presentation for teachers and curricula coordinators. Arts Approaches to Literacy and Social Studies.
Dr. Austin's teaching and scholarship have been focused on integrated arts and multicultural education; re-imaging history through the arts, and culturally- responsive teaching through arts-based learning.