The SMTE Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Gloria Ladson-Billings will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Dr. Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research deals with pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African-American students and applications of Critical Race Theory in education. Dr. Ladson-Billings is known for her books The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms, and Beyond The Big House: African American Educators On Teacher Education.
The 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held September 17-19, 2015 on the campus of the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. Events will begin on Thursday evening, September 17, with Dr. Ladson-Billings’ keynote address. Visit the official page at smte.us/2015 for all information about the 2015 Symposium. The call for proposals is now available, with a deadline of April 15, 2015.
In addition to her books, the following articles and book chapters offer a good introduction to Dr. Ladson-Billings’ work:
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (2012). Through a glass darkly: The persistence of race in education research. Educational Researcher 41(4), 115-120. doi: 10.3102/0013189X12440743
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (2011). Asking the right questions: A research agenda for studying diversity in teacher education. In Ball, A. F. & Tyson, C. A. (Eds.), Studying Diversity in Teacher Education, (pp. 383-396). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (2011). Boyz to men? Teaching to restore Black boys’ childhood. Race, Ethnicity and Education. 14(1), 7-15. doi: 10.1080/13613324.2011.531977
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (2005). Is the team all right? Journal of Teacher Education, 56(3), 229-234. doi: 10.1177/0022487105275917
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (2005). The evolving role of critical race theory in educational scholarship. Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 8(1), 115-119. doi: 10.1080/1361332052000341024
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (2003). It’s your world, I’m just trying to explain it: Understanding our epistemological and methodological challenges. Qualitative Inquiry, 9(1), 5-12. doi: 10.1177/1077800402239333
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. (1998). Just what is critical race theory and what’s it doing in a nice field like education? International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 11(1), 7-24. doi: 10.1080/095183998236863
- Ladson-Billings, G. J. & Tate, W. F. (1995). Toward a critical race theory of education. Teachers College Record, 97(1), 47-68. Retrieved from: http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=1410