Catherine Franklin

Associate Professor, Childhood Education

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Civic Education
  • Curriculum Design


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Catherine Franklin


Ed. D.   Curriculum & Teaching Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A.      International Education Lesley Graduate School, Lesley University
B. A.      Elementary Education & Speech Communication, University of Rhode Island

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


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.