Abstract 9- Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2006

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 1, Number 1, Spring 2006



Working with Museums and Parks for Teacher Education

Susan F. Waite
Judy A. Leavell

Texas State University – San Marcos


This article explores the use of local and regional museums and parks as possible sites for pre-service teacher education. The authors describe collaborative projects involving an African-American history museum and a national historical park.

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About the Author(s)…

Susan F. Waite is an assistant professor at Texas State University – San Marcos. She received her doctorate from The University of Georgia. Her interests include democracy, John Dewey, identity, and teacher development. She may be contacted at SW22@txstate.edu, Texas State University – San Marcos

Judy A. Leavell, is an associate professor at Texas State University-San Marcos. Her Ph.D. is in curriculum and Instruction, specializing in reading education. Her research interests are multicultural children’s literature, ESL literacy development, social justice, and teacher education. Contact Information: JL08@txstate.edu, Texas State University  San Marcos