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Washington, Elizabeth



Professor, Social Studies Education
School of Teaching and Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
PO Box 117048
2-293 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4236
Fax: 352-392-9193
ewashington@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Elizabeth Yeager Washington is Professor and Coordinator of Secondary Education and Social Studies Education, an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Teachers, Schools, and Society EdD Program, and an Affiliate Faculty Member of the UF Bob Graham Center for Public Service. She teaches courses in secondary social studies methods, critical democratic citizenship education, and effective teaching and classroom management. Her research interests include civic education, critical democratic citizenship education, the teaching of social issues, and the teaching and learning of history.

Degrees

Ph.D. – The University of Texas at Austin, Curriculum and Instruction, 1995
M.A.T. – Georgia State University, History, 1990
B.A. – University of Alabama, International Studies (cum laude), 1983

Activities and Honors

Service

Member, Executive Board of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies

Chair of Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award Selection Committee for NCSS

Member, Kipchoge Kirkland Social Justice Award Committee for CUFA

Member, Editorial Board, Annals of Social Studies Education Research for Teachers

Past Editor, Theory and Research in Education

Past Program Chair for the Annual Conference of the College and University Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies

Past Chair, Research in Social Studies SIG of the American Educational Research Association

Co-Facilitator, College of Education sessions on “Mindfulness Practices: Fighting Systemic Racism With Compassion”

Member, COE Faculty Recruitment, Development, and Research Committee

Member, College of Education Scholarship Awards Committee

Member, School of Teaching and Learning Merit and Academic Personnel Committee

Member, College of Education Faculty Policy Council Faculty Affairs Committee

Past Chair, College of Education Faculty Policy Council

Past Chair, College of Education Curriculum Committee

Past Chair, College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee

Curriculum Development

Designer, “Racial Violence, Truth, and Reconciliation in U. S. History: A High School African-American History Unit Plan”

Co-Designer, “The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship 7th Grade Applied Civics Course Curriculum”

Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Senior Fellow, The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship

Knight Fellow, The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at The University of Florida

Kappa Delta Pi, Hollis Caswell Laureate Doctoral Scholar

Spencer Foundation/AERA, Doctoral Research Fellow

Outstanding Dissertation Award, AERA Curriculum Division

Outstanding Dissertation Award, Society for the Study of Curriculum History

Grants

Florida Legislature, $900,000. Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. As Senior Fellow and Pedagogy Specialist, I developed and provided FJCC curriculum resources and professional development for new civics teachers.

Florida Legislature. $250,000. Florida Partnership for Civic Learning. As a Co-PI, I helped to study and report on the effectiveness of FJCC professional development and curriculum resources, and to monitor outcomes of statewide civics testing.

Florida Department of Education. $2,718,695. Project ADePT. As a Content Specialist, I collaborated with ELA, technology, and disciplinary literacy faculty to strengthen elementary teachers’ social studies content knowledge.

Florida Department of Education Teacher Quality in Civics. $259,715. As a Co-PI, I collaborated in activities to strengthen the content knowledge and skills of a cadre of civics teachers to effectively teach the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Civics.

Selected Publications

Books

Elizabeth Anne Yeager and O. L. Davis, Jr. (2005). Wise Social Studies Teaching in an Age of High Stakes Testing: Essays on Classroom Practices and Possibilities. Information Age, Greenwich, CT.

O. L. Davis, Jr., Elizabeth Anne Yeager, and Stuart Foster, editors. (2001). Historical Empathy and Perspective Taking in the Social Studies.  Rowman and Littlefield, Inc., Lanham, MD.

Selected Book Chapters

Stephen Masyada and Elizabeth Washington. (2019). Creating the Citizen: Critical Literacy, Civics, and the C3 Framework in Social Studies. In Critical Literacy Initiatives for Civic Engagement. IGI Global eEditorial Discovery, edited by Emily Reeves.

Stephen Masyada and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2016). Civil Liberties, Media Literacy, and Civic Education in the Post 9/11 Era: Helping Students Think Conceptually in Order to Act Civically. In Reassessing the Social Studies Curriculum: Preparing Students for a Post-9/11 World, Wayne Journell, Ed. (pp. 83-94). New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

Robert Dahlgren, Emma Humphries, and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. “Pre-Service Teachers and Teaching Controversial Issues in New York and Florida, USA.” (2015). In Cross-Cultural Case Studies of Teaching Controversial Issues: Pathways and Challenges to Democratic Citizenship Education, Thomas Misco and Jan De Groof, Eds. (pp. 201-219). Tilburg, Netherlands: Legal Wolf/UNESCO Paris.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2014). My Pedagogical Creed: Searching for Understanding, Finding the Peacemakers. In The Importance of Teaching Social Issues: Our Pedagogical Creeds. Samuel Totten, Ed. (pp. 179-185). New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington. The Evolution of a Civic Educator. (2014). In Leaders in Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits. Leonard Waks and Christine Woyshner, Eds. (pp 237-246). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2013). Incorporating Literature into the Study of Social Issues in Government and Civics. In Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: An Annotated Bibliography, Volume III.  Samuel Totten and Jon Pederson, Eds. (pp. 307-324). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Emma K. Humphries and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2013). Definition Devolution: Allowing Students to Redefine and Rename Citizenship and Civic Engagement. In “Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies: Effective Instructional Approaches, Lydiah Nganga, John Kambutu, and William Russell, Eds. (pp. 143-154). Global Studies in Education Series, New York: Peter Lang.

David Hicks, Stephanie van Hover, Elizabeth Yeager Washington, and John Lee. (2012). “Internet Literacies for Active Citizenship and Democratic Life: In Search of the Intersection.”   Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader (Teaching and Learning Social Studies Series), William B. Russell, Ed. (pp. 466-490). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2013). Incorporating Literature into the Study of Social Issues in Government and Civics. In Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: An Annotated Bibliography, Volume III.  Samuel Totten and Jon Pederson, Eds. (pp. 307-324). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Emma K. Humphries and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2013). Mashing Socrates and Zuckerberg: Social Issues Discussion in the Digital Age. In Digital Social Studies, William Russell, Ed. (pp. 303-320). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Emma K. Humphries and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2013). Definition Devolution: Allowing Students to Redefine and Rename Citizenship and Civic Engagement. In “Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies: Effective Instructional Approaches, Lydiah Nganga, John Kambutu, and William Russell, Eds. (pp. 143-154). Global Studies in Education Series, New York: Peter Lang.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington and Emma K. Humphries. (2013). “Using Technology to Analyze, Discuss and/or Act on Social Issues. In Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: An Annotated Bibliography, Volume III. Samuel Totten and Jon Pederson, Eds. (pp. 59-85). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Emma K. Humphries and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2013). Mashing Socrates and Zuckerberg: Social Issues Discussion in the Digital Age. In Digital Social Studies, William Russell, Ed. (pp. 303-320). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington and Ray W. Washington. (2012). “Civic Miseducation and Critical Civic Literacy.” In Citizenship Education and Critical Civic Literacy: A Reader, Joseph DeVitis, Ed. (pp. 27-42). New York: Peter Lang.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington, Emma K. Humphries, and Tim Huth. (2012). “Teacher Education and the Teaching of Social Issues.” In Educating About Social Issues in the 20th and 21st Centuries: An Annotated Bibiliography, Volume I. Samuel Totten and Jon E. Pederson, Eds. (pp. 533-554). Information Age: Charlotte, NC.

David Hicks, Stephanie van Hover, Elizabeth Yeager Washington, and John Lee. (2012). “Internet Literacies for Active Citizenship and Democratic Life: In Search of the Intersection.”   Contemporary Social Studies: An Essential Reader (Teaching and Learning Social Studies Series), William B. Russell, Ed. (pp. 466-490). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington and Emma K. Humphries. (2011). “A Social Studies Teacher’s Sense Making of Controversial Issues Discussions of Race in a Predominantly White, Rural High School Classroom.” Theory and Research in Social Education, (39)1, 92-114.

Karen Riley and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2010). “Facing History and Ourselves: Noble Purpose, Unending Controversy.” In Teaching and Studying Social Issues: Major Programs and Approaches, edited by Samuel Totten and Jon E. Pedersen (pp. 119-138). Information Age: Charlotte, NC.

Selected Articles

Stephanie Schroeder, Elizabeth Currin, Elizabeth Yeager Washington, Shelley Curcio, and Lisa Lundgren. (2020). Like, Share, Comment, and Learn: Transformative Learning in Online Anti-Trump Resistance Communities. Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 70(2), 119-139. 

Stephanie Schroeder and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2019). Goals and Challenges of First-Time Doctoral Student Instructors of Elementary Social Studies Methods Courses. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 21(1), 54-71.

Stephanie van Hover, Elizabeth Yeager Washington, and David Hicks. (2016). Minimum vs. Essential?: The Translation and Trajectory of Policy into Practice. Social Studies Research and Practice 11(3). Available: http://www.socstrpr.org/?page_id=3369

Christopher A. Brkich and Elizabeth Yeager Washington. (2011). “Pedagogical Negotiations and Authentic Intellectual Work: A Phenomenological Examination of High School Teachers’ Experiences.” Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(1). Available: http://www.socstrpr.org/?page_id=1634

Elizabeth Yeager Washington and Stephanie van Hover. (2011). “ Diné Bikéya: Teaching about Navajo Citizenship and Sovereignty.” The Social Studies, 102(2), 80-87.

Elizabeth Yeager Washington, Mary Ann Clark, and Andrea Dixon. (2009). “Everyone in School Should Be Involved”: Pre-service Counselors’ Perceptions of Democracy and the Connections Between Character Education and Democratic Citizenship Education.” Journal of Research in Character Education, 6(2), 63-80.

Sevan G. Terzian and Elizabeth Anne Yeager. (2007). “’That’s When We Became a Nation’:  Urban Latino Adolescents and the Designation of Historical Significance.” Urban Education, 42(1), 52-81, January 2007.

Selected Links

https://education.ufl.edu/school-teaching-learning/secondary-teaching-preparation/

https://education.ufl.edu/social-studies-education/