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Anne-Lise Halvorsen - Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education
College of Education
Michigan State University
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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
2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
2006-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
2000-2005 Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan
2001-2004 Research Assistant, Optimal Educational Contexts for Children Living in Poverty, University of Michigan,
Valerie E. Lee, Principal Investigator
1998-2003 Curriculum Writer, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI
1996-2000 Kindergarten Teacher, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Halvorsen, A., Harris, L. M., Aponte-Martinez, G., & Frasier, A. S. (in press). Does students’ heritage matter in their performance on and perceptions of historical reasoning tasks?
Journal of Curriculum Studies
Harris, L. M., Halvorsen, A., & Aponte-Martinez, G. (in press). “[My] family has gone through that”: How high school students determine the trustworthiness of historical documents.
Journal of Social Studies Research
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
Halvorsen, A., & Mirel, J. (2012). Intercultural education in Detroit, 1943-1954.
International Journal of the History of Education, 49
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
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
Halvorsen, A. (May-June, 2009). Back to the future: The expanding communities curriculum in geography education.
The Social Studies 100
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
Halvorsen, A. (2008). The expanding communities curriculum: From disciplines to topics.
Journal for the Historiography of Education Theory and Research in Social Education, 14
Harris, D., Dain, P., & Halvorsen, A. Reasoning with democratic values. 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.
Halvorsen, A. (in progress). Children’s understanding of and learning about the social world. In M. Manfra & C. Bolick (Eds.),
Handbook on social studies research
. To be published by Wiley Press.
Whitlock, A., Brugar, K.A., & Halvorsen, A. (in press). Overcoming problems of marginalization by reimagining elementary social studies programs. In A. Crowe, & A. Cuenca (Eds.),
Rethinking social studies teacher education for 21st century citizenship
. To be published by Springer Press.
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.
Book Reviews and Book Review Essays
Halvorsen, A. (2011). Book review, Megan J. Elias, Stir it up: Home economics in American culture. His
tory of Education Quarterly 51
Halvorsen, A. (2010). Book review essay, Peter N. Stearns, Childhood in world history and Howard P. Chudacoff, Children at play.
History of Education Quarterly 50
Northern Michigan historical inquiry project, Principal Investigator; Peter Knupfer, Principal Investigator. Michigan Department of Education, Title II Teacher Quality Grant, $220,000., 2015-2016.
Understanding high school students’ use of evidence in deliberating about public policy issues: An empirical study, Margaret Crocco, Principal Investigator; Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Consultant, Spencer Small Grant Funding Program, $40,000, 2015-2016.
Supplement to increase the sample size of Project PLACE (Project-approach to Literacy and Civic Engagement), Nell K. Duke, Principal Investigator; Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Co-Principal Investigator, George Lucas Educational Foundation, $300,000, MSU subcontract, $44,015, 2014-2015.
Scaling Up a Promising Approach to Narrowing the SES Achievement Gap in Primary-Grade Social Studies and Content Literacy, Nell K. Duke, Principal Investigator, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Co-Principal Investigator. The Spencer Foundation, $499,992. Subcontract $205.455. 2012-2015.
Meeting Primary Grade Content Standards in Social Studies and Content Area Literacy: A Design Experiment, Nell K. Duke, Principal Investigator, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Co-Principal Investigator. Spencer Small Grant Funding Program, $40,000. 2009-2011.
Investigating the Influence of Early Field Experiences on Pre-service Teacher Practice, with Kelly Mix and Rail Richmond, Co-Principal Investigators. College of Education Seed Grant Program, Michigan State University, $3,141. 2009.
Conducting Discussion in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom. Lilly Teaching Fellowship Program, Michigan State University, $14,000. 2008-2009.
Development of Online Course in History of U.S. Education. Department of Teacher Education in College of Education, Michigan State University, $6,000. 2006.
professional affiliations and service
2012-present Executive Board, College and University Faculty Assembly, National Council for the Social Studies
2011-present Nominations and Elections Chair, Social Studies Research SIG, American Educational Research Association
2011 Program Co-Chair, Michigan Joint Social Studies Conference: “Working Together” (Michigan Council for History Education Representative)
2007-present Board Member, Michigan Council for History Education
2007-2008 Member, State of Michigan Social Studies Assessment Steering Committee
2002-present Member, History of Education Society
2002-present Member, National Council for the Social Studies
2000-present Member, American Educational Research Association (Division F, Social Studies Research SIG)
TE401 Teaching Social Studies to Diverse Learners
TE501/TE502 Internship in Teaching Diverse Learners
TE810 History of U.S. Education (online Master’s course)
TE901 Proseminar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education I
TE902 Proseminar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education II
TE934 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Educational Research
TE991 History of U.S. Education (hybrid doctoral course)
TE994 Laboratory and Field Experience in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education
TE995 Research Practicum in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education
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College of Education
Michigan State University
Board of Trustees, East Lansing, MI 48824
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