Dr. Pascale is an educator, researcher, and artist, and directs the Integrated Teaching Through the Arts programs.
Professional Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Traditional music and its role in culture and society; strategies for integrating the arts into the school curriculum
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Integrated teaching through the arts; music; the role of music in education and in forming cultural identity.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Integrated Arts Approaches to the Curriculum; Multiple Perspectives Through Music; Educator Inquiry: Seminar and Thesis Project; Arts and Children with Special Needs
Education: B.A., University of California, M.Ed., Lesley University; Ph.D., Lesley University
Louise has taught in the ITA Creative Arts in Learning program for over 19 years. Louise's research investigates the meaning of singer and non-singer with an interest in changing the ways singing is perceived, nurtured and implemented in classrooms. Louise and colleague Lisa Donovan recently published Integrating the Arts Across Content Areas, a book that provides theory and strategies for using the arts to strengthen learning and link to Common Core and state standards.In 2005, Louise launched the Children's Afghan Songbook Project, a project that strives to preserve traditional Afghan children's songs and return them to the children of Afghanistan. These songs were almost completely eradicated from Afghan culture due to the war and devastation that has afflicted Afghanistan over the past 30 years. This project is rooted in her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 1960s. In 2006, the first songbook, Qu Qu Qu Barg-e-Chinaar, was created and distributed across Afghanistan. Today there are two songbooks available, each of which includes 16 traditional children’s songs, a CD and cassette tape. Currently, 40,000 copies of the songbooks have been distributed as well as accompanying teacher’s guides. In 2008, an English translated version of Qu Qu Qu Barg-e-Chinaar was published and is available to music specialists, educators, Afghan-Americans and others interested in learning more about world music.
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