Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2007
Why the Attraction to Social Studies?
Lois McFadyen Christensen
University of Alabama at Birmingham
This column is a reminiscent piece about how the origin of my work in the social studies and social justice was launched by a thoughtful and dedicated renaissance teacher.
About the Author(s)…
Lois McFadyen Christensen is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an elementary social studies specialist at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For the past six years, Dr. Christensen has facilitated a collaborative, cross-disciplined approach focused on the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Course. Dr. Christensen’s publications and presentations pertain to social studies research, critical theory, and the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.