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Catherine Franklin

Associate Professor


School of Education


Teaching Learning and Culture: Undergraduate Childhood Education


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  • Education

    Teachers College, Columbia University

    Ed. D.     Curriculum & Teaching

    Lesley Graduate School, Lesley University

    M.A.        International Education

    University of Rhode Island

    B. A.        Elementary Education & Speech Communication

  • Courses Taught


      Undergraduate Courses

    EDCE  20000  "Inquiry in Education"

    EDCE 42100   "Integrating the Curriculum through the Social Studies"


      Graduate Courses

    EDCE 2100C  "Teaching Social Studies in Childhood Education"

    EDCE  2300C  "Social Studies Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers"


  • Research Interests


    Civic Education 

    Middle School Curriculum

    Social Studies Inquiry

    Aesthetic Education


  • Publications

       Selected Publications


    Franklin, C. (2009).  Civic literacy through curriculum drama:  Grades 6  - 12.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press, Sage Publications.

    Refereed Monograph:

    Franklin, C. (2003).  Curriculum drama:  Using imagination and inquiry in a middle school social studies classroom.  Occasional Paper Series.  10.  New York:  Bank Street College of Education.

    Refereed Articles:

    Franklin, C. & Johnson, G. (2010).  Disrupting the taken for granted:  Exploring urban teacher candidate experiences in aesthetic education.  Thinking Skills and Creativity.  5.  83-96.

    Franklin, C. (2009).  The promise for hope:  Creating a classroom peace summit.  Peace & Change:  A Journal of Peace Research.  Vol. 34 (4). 533-547.

    Book Chapter:

    Franklin, C. (2005).  Being there.  Middle school students as coconstructors of a classroom senate.  in C. T. Fosnot. (Ed.). (2nd ed).  Constructivism:  Theory, perspectives, and practice.  New York:  Teachers College Press.  246-262.

  • Additional Information

    Academic and Professional Honors

    Fulbright Lecturing Award (Spring 2010). Slovak Republic.  Comenius University.  Departments:  Civic Education and English Language & Literature.

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