Biography

Dr. Christine Woyshner's research focuses on the history of volunteer groups and education from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. She investigates the role of civic voluntary organizations—such as the PTA, black fraternals, and women’s organizations—in the shaping of schools and curriculum, as well as the notion that these associations are sites of teaching and learning for their members and the wider community. She has also published on diversifying the K-12 social studies curriculum. Dr. Woyshner teaches courses on social studies methods across the K-12 spectrum and is an affiliated faculty member both in urban education and women’s studies. In addition to many articles and book chapters, she has authored as well as edited several books, including The National PTA, Race, and Civic Engagement, 1897-1970 (The Ohio State University Press, 2009), Histories of Social Studies and Race, 1865-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and Leaders in Social Education: Intellectual Self-Portraits (Sense Publishers, 2014).

Research Interests

  • Black Education
  • Curriculum
  • History

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ECED 3108

Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-4

Undergraduate

ECED 3208

Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-4

Undergraduate

ECED 5108

Social Studies Education for the Early Years: PreK-4

Graduate

URBE 5565

The Origins of Urban Education

Graduate

Selected Publications

Recent

  • King, L.J., Murray, A.D., & Woyshner, C. (2019). African American curriculum history: New possibilities and directions. In Transnational Perspectives on Curriculum History (pp. 63-82).

  • Woyshner, C. (2019). Interview with Joyce Goodman. Espacio, Tiempo Y Educacion, 6(2), pp. 273-282. doi: 10.14516/ete.319

  • Woyshner, C. (2018). ‘I feel I am really pleading the cause of my own people’: US southern white students’ study of African-American history and culture in the 1930s through art and the senses. History of Education, 47(2), pp. 190-208. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/0046760x.2017.1420241

  • Woyshner, C. (2018). Using past as prologue: contemporary perspectives on African American educational history. HISTORY of EDUCATION, 47(1), pp. 132-134. doi: 10.1080/0046760X.2017.1327086

  • Woyshner, C. & Cucchiara, M. (2017). Can parent-teacher groups work for all students? Educational Leadership, 75(1), pp. 64-69.

  • Murray, A. & Woyshner, C. (2017). Nannie Helen Burroughs and Institution Building: Reclaiming the History of Black Women in the Social Studies Curriculum. Social Education, 81(1), pp. 33-36. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Patterson, T. & Woyshner, C. (2016). History in Other Contexts: Pre-Service History Teachers' Field Placements at Cultural Institutions. History Teacher, 50(1), pp. 9-31. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2016). CHAPTER 1: LIVING IN INTERESTING TIMES. Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue, 18(1/2), pp. 1-10. Information Age Publishing. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. & Schocker, J.B. (2015). Cultural Parallax and Content Analysis: Images of Black Women in High School History Textbooks. Theory and Research in Social Education, 43(4), pp. 441-468. doi: 10.1080/00933104.2015.1099487

  • Barton, K.C., Contreras, G., Crocco, M.S., Epstein, T., Evans, R.W., Grant, S.G., Hahn, C.L., Levstik, L.S., Merryfield, M.M., Nelson, J.L., Pang, V.O., Parker, W., Ross, E.W., Segall, A., Stanley, W.B., Thornton, S.J., Vansledright, B., Washington, E.Y., & Westheimer, J. (2014). Leaders in social education: Intellectual self-portraits. C.A. Woyshner (Ed.). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-665-3

  • Barton, K.C., Contreras, G., Crocco, M.S., Epstein, T., Evans, R.W., Grant, S.G., Hahn, C.L., Levstik, L.S., Merryfield, M.M., Nelson, J.L., Pang, V.O., Parker, W., Ross, E.W., Segall, A., Stanley, W.B., Thornton, S.J., Vansledright, B., Washington, E.Y., & Westheimer, J. (2014). Leaders in social education: Intellectual self-portraits. C.A. Woyshner (Ed.). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-665-3

  • Barton, K.C., Contreras, G., Crocco, M.S., Epstein, T., Evans, R.W., Grant, S.G., Hahn, C.L., Levstik, L.S., Merryfield, M.M., Nelson, J.L., Pang, V.O., Parker, W., Ross, E.W., Segall, A., Stanley, W.B., Thornton, S.J., Vansledright, B., Washington, E.Y., & Westheimer, J. (2014). Leaders in social education: Intellectual self-portraits. C.A. Woyshner (Ed.). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers. doi: 10.1007/978-94-6209-665-3

  • Baron, C., Woyshner, C., & Haberkern, P. (2014). Integrating historic site-based laboratories into pre-service teacher education. Journal of Social Studies Research, 38(4), pp. 205-213. doi: 10.1016/j.jssr.2014.03.003

  • Woyshner, C. (2013). A History of Elementary Social Studies: Romance and Reality. History of Education Quarterly, 53(3), pp. 312-315. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C., Reidell, A., & Brasof, M. (2013). The Cultural Fieldwork Initiative: Collaboration for Better Education. JOURNAL of AMERICAN HISTORY, 99(4), pp. 1189-1197. doi: 10.1093/jahist/jas603

  • Schocker, J.B. & Woyshner, C. (2013). Representing African American Women in U.S. History Textbooks. The Social Studies, 104(1), pp. 23-31. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/00377996.2012.655346

  • Woyshner, C. & Bohan, C.H. (2012). Histories of social studies and race: 1865-2000. (pp. 1-231). doi: 10.1057/9781137007605

  • Woyshner, C. (2012). "No Unfavorable Comments from Any Quarter": Teaching Black History to White Students in the American South, 1928-1943. Teachers College Record, 114(10).

  • Woyshner, C. (2011). School Desegregation and Civil Society: The Unification of Alabama's Black and White Parent-Teacher Associations, 1954-1971. History of Education Quarterly, 51(1), pp. 49-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5959.2010.00310.x

  • Woyshner, C. (2011). Gender and social studies: Are we there yet? In W. Russell & W. Russell (Eds.), Contemporary social studies: An essential reader (pp. 261-276). Charlotte, NC, US: IAP Information Age Publishing. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2010). [School Lunch Politics]. History of Education Quarterly, 50(3), pp. 408-410. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2010). Inquiry Teaching with Primary Source Documents: An Iterative Approach. Social Studies Research & Practice, 5(3), pp. 36-45. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2009). Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age. JOURNAL of AMERICAN HISTORY, 96(3), pp. 854-855. doi: 10.1093/jahist/96.3.854

  • Woyshner, C. (2009). Introduction: Histories of social studies thought and practice in schools and communities. Theory and Research in Social Education, 37(4), pp. 426-431. doi: 10.1080/00933104.2009.10473405

  • Woyshner, C. & Knupfer, A.M. (2008). Introduction: Women, volunteerism, and education. (pp. 1-13). doi: 10.1057/9780230610125

  • Beccaris, J.M. & Woyshner, C. (2007). King Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History. Social Education(28), pp. 11-16. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Beccaris, J.M. & Woyshner, C. (2007). Kings Coal: A Piece of Eastern Pennsylvania History. Social Studies & the Young Learner(28), pp. 11-13. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Hahn, C.L., Bernard-Powers, J., Crocco, M.S., & Woyshner, C. (2007). Gender equity in social studies. In S.S. Klein, B. Richardson, D.A. Grayson, L.H. Fox, C. Kramarae, D.S. Pollard, C.A. Dwyer, & S.S. Klein (Eds.), Handbook for achieving gender equity through education, 2nd ed (pp. 335-357). Mahwah, NJ, US: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2006). Picturing Women: Gender, Images, and Representation in Social Studies. Social Education, 70(6), pp. 358-362. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2005). "Valuable and legitimate services": Black and white women's philanthropy through the PTA. In Women and Philanthropy in Education (pp. 215-236).

  • Woyshner, C. (2005). Whither Social Studies in the Twenty-First Century? Making Sense of Current Research. Journal of the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, 1(2), pp. 41-51. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2004). From assimilation to cultural pluralism: The PTA and civic education, 1900-1950. In C. Woyshner, J. Watras, & M.S. Crocco (Eds.), Social education in the twentieth century: Curriculum and context for citizenship (pp. 93-109). New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2004). From assimilation to cultural pluralism: The PTA and civic education, 1900-1950. In C. Woyshner, J. Watras, & M.S. Crocco (Eds.), Social education in the twentieth century: Curriculum and context for citizenship (pp. 93-109). New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2004). Preparations for the Duties of Life: Women Reformers and the Functional Curriculum, 1893-1918. Educational Foundations, 18(3/4), pp. 25-44. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2004). Women's Associations and the Origins of the Social Studies: Volunteers, Professionals, and the Community Civics Curriculum, 1890-1920. International Journal of Social Education, 18(2), pp. 15-26. International Journal of Social Education. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Sincero, P. & Woyshner, C. (2003). Writing Women into the Curriculum. Social Education, 67(4), pp. 218-225. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). Mothering and Moralism during the Progressive Era: How Women's Associations Reinterpreted Science To Shape the School Curriculum. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). Celebrating the Family: Ethnicity, Consumer Culture, and Family Rituals. History of Education Quarterly, 43(3), p. 410. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). Dinner Roles: American Women and Culinary Culture. History of Education Quarterly, 43(3), p. 410. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). Man and Wife in America: A History. History of Education Quarterly, 43(3), p. 410. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). Race, gender, and the early PTA: Civic engagement and public education, 1897-1924. Teachers College Record, 105(3), pp. 520-544. doi: 10.1111/1467-9620.00249

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). The Education of Women for Wifehood: Coverture, Community, and Consumerism in the Separate Spheres. History of Education Quarterly, 43(3), pp. 410-428. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5959.2003.tb00129.x

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). The Refuge of Affections: Family and American Reform Politics, 1900-1920. History of Education Quarterly, 43(3), p. 410. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2003). Women's Associations and the Origins of the Social Studies: Volunteers, Professionals, and the Community Civics Curriculum, 1890-1920. International Journal of Social Education, 18(2), pp. 16-32. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2002). MOTHERHOOD, Activism, and Social Reform. USA Today Magazine, 130(2682), p. 66. Society for the Advancement of Education. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2002). Political history as women’s history: Toward a more inclusive curriculum? Theory and Research in Social Education, 30(3), pp. 354-380. doi: 10.1080/00933104.2002.10473201

  • Woyshner, C. (2002). Teaching the Women's Club Movement in United States History. The Social Studies, 93(1), pp. 11-17. Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/00377990209599874

  • Woyshner, C. (2000). Black Parent-Teacher Associations and the Origins of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, 1896-1926. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2000). Teaching in America (Book Review) (Undetermined). History of Education Quarterly, 40(1), pp. 98-101. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C. (2000). The Slow Revolution (Book Review). History of Education Quarterly, 40(1), p. 98. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Woyshner, C.A. & Tai, B. (1997). Symposium: The history of women in education. HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, 67(4), pp. V-VII. doi: 10.17763/haer.67.4.385197673w145773

  • Woyshner, C.A. (1996). Preschool education in America: The culture of young children from the colonial era to the present - Beatty,B. HARVARD EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, 66(3), pp. 675-680. doi: 10.17763/haer.66.3.376431584421h648