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Anne-Lise Halvorsen - Assistant Professor, Social Studies EducationTeacher Education in the College of Educationat Michigan State University










Professional Experience

2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

2006-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

1998-2003 Curriculum Writer, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI

1996-2000 Kindergarten Teacher, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Educational Background
2006 Ph.D. Educational Foundations and Policy, specializing in history of education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2002 M.A. Curriculum Development, University of Michigan

1998 Early Childhood Endorsement, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1996 Elementary Education Certification, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

1993 B.A. Art History, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Selected Publications
Journal Articles
Crocco, M., Halvorsen, A., Jacobsen, R., & Segall, A. (2017). Teaching with evidence. Phi Delta Kappan 98(7), 67-71.

Duke, N. K., Halvorsen, A., & Strachan, S.L. (2016). Project-based learning not just for STEM anymore. Phi Delta Kappan, 98(1), 14-19.

Harris, L.M., Halvorsen, A., & Aponte-Martinez, G.J. (2016). “[My] family has gone through that”: How high school students determine the trustworthiness of historical documents. Journal of Social Studies Research, 40(2), 109-121. http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.jssr.2015.06.007

Halvorsen, A., Harris, L.M., Aponte-Martinez, G.J., & Frasier, A. (2016). Does students’ heritage matter in their performance on and perceptions of historical reasoning tasks? Journal of Curriculum Studies, 48(4), 457-478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220272.2015.1092585

Brugar, K. A., Halvorsen, A., & Hernandez, S. (2014). Where are the women? A classroom inquiry into social studies textbooks. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 26, 28-31.

Hong, W., & Halvorsen, A. (2014). Teaching the US in South Korean secondary classrooms: The curriculum of ‘the superior other.’ Journal of Curriculum Studies, 46, 249-275.

Halvorsen, A., & Kesler-Lund, A. (2013). Lesson study and history instruction: Rewards and challenges. The Social Studies 104(3), 123-129.
Halvorsen, A., & Mirel, J. (2012). Intercultural education in Detroit, 1943-1954. Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 49, 361-381.
Halvorsen, A., Duke, N. K., Brugar, K. A., Block, M. K., Strachan, S. L., Berka, M. B., & Brown, J. M. (2012). Narrowing the achievement gap in second-grade social studies and content area literacy: The promise of a project-based approach. Theory and Research in Social Education, 40, 198-229.
Halvorsen, A. (2012). “Don’t know much about history”: The New York Times 1943 survey of U.S. history and the controversy it generated. Teachers College Record, 118, 1-32.
Hong, W., & Halvorsen, A. (2010). Teaching Asia in US in secondary school classrooms: a curriculum of othering. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 42(3), 371-393.
Halvorsen, A. (May-June, 2009). Back to the future: The expanding communities curriculum in geography education. The Social Studies 100(3), 115-120.
Halvorsen, A., Lee, V. E., & Andrade, F. (2009). A mixed-method study of teachers’ attitudes about teaching in urban and low-income schools. Urban Education, 44(2), 181-224.
Halvorsen, A. (2008). The expanding communities curriculum: From disciplines to topics. Journal for the Historiography of Education Theory and Research in Social Education, 14, 82-87.

BooksHarris, D., Dain, P., & Halvorsen, A. Reasoning with democratic values: Ethical issues in U.S. history. Teachers College Press (under contract).
Brophy, J., Alleman, J., & Halvorsen, A. (2012). Powerful social studies for elementary students (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage.
Halvorsen, A. (2013). A history of elementary social studies: Romance and reality. New York: Peter Lang.

Book Chapters
Halvorsen, A. (2017). Children’s understanding of and learning about the social world. In M. Manfra & C. Bolick (Eds.), Handbook on social studies research (pp. 385-413). Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Whitlock, A., Brugar, K.A., & Halvorsen, A. (2016). Overcoming problems of marginalization by reimagining elementary social studies programs. In A. Crowe, & A. Cuenca (Eds.), Rethinking social studies teacher education in the twenty-first century.

Halvorsen, A., & Alleman, J. (2015). Introduction to the elementary social studies classroom and integration. In L. Bennett & E. Hinde (Eds.), Case studies: Integration in elementary social studies (pp. 9-20). Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies.

Halvorsen, A. (2013). K-12 history education: Curriculum, instruction, and professional development. In J. Passe & P. Fitchett (Eds.), Research on the status of social studies: Views from the field (pp. 169-180). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age.

Halvorsen, A., Alleman, J., & Brugar, K. (2013). Integration of literacy and social studies. In B. M. Taylor & N. K. Duke (Eds.), Handbook of effective literacy instruction: Research-based practices K-8 (pp. 394-416). New York: Guilford Press.
Halvorsen, A. (2012). African-Centered education in the Detroit Public Schools, 1968 to 2000. In. C. Woyshner and C. Bohan (Eds.), Histories of social studies and race, 1865-2000 (pp. 195-212). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Duke, N. K., Halvorsen, A., & Knight, J. A. (2012). Building knowledge through informational text. In A.M. Pinkham, T. Kaefer, & S.B. Neuman, (Eds.), Knowledge development in early childhood: Sources of learning and classroom implications (pp. 205-219). New York: Guilford.
Halvorsen, A. (2011). Facilitating discussions in social studies classrooms. In W. Russell, (Ed.), Contemporary social studies: An essential reader (pp. 385-398). Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age.
Halvorsen, A., & Wilson, S. (2010). Social studies teacher education. In E. Baker, P. Peterson, & B. McGaw (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (3rd ed). Oxford: Elsevier.
Halvorsen, A. (2009). Instructional planning and practice through micro-teaching. In E. Heilman, with R. Fruja, & M. Missias (Eds.), Social studies and diversity teacher education: What we do and why we do it (pp. 324-328). New York: Routledge.
Halvorsen, A., & Mirel, J. (2009). Educating citizens: Social problems meet progressive education in Detroit, 1930-52. In K. Wong & R. Rothman (Eds.), Clio at the table: A conference on the uses of history to inform and improve education policy (pp. 9-36). New York: Peter Lang.