Associate Professor, Childhood Education
School of Education
Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs
Teaching & Learning
Childhood Education (Graduate)
Childhood Education (Undergraduate)
Areas of Expertise/Research
- Curriculum Design
- Civic Education
North Academic Center
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
EDCE 20000 "Inquiry in Education"
EDCE 42100 "Integrating the Curriculum through the Social Studies"
EDCE 2100C "Teaching Social Studies in Childhood Education"
EDCE 2300C "Social Studies Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers"
Middle School Curriculum
Social Studies Inquiry
Franklin, C. (2009). Civic literacy through curriculum drama: Grades 6 - 12. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Sage Publications.
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.
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.
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.
Academic and Professional Honors
Fulbright Lecturing Award (Spring 2010). Slovak Republic. Comenius University. Departments: Civic Education and English Language & Literature.