Academics

Anthony Kenneth Tufie Francis

Education

2013:   Ph.D., Educational Studies (Specialization in Teaching and Teacher Education, History and Social Science Education). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2005:   M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

1996:   B.E., Secondary Education, Comprehensive Social Studies (History, Sociology, Psychology). University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.

Accreditation

State of Ohio Teaching Certificate; Grades 7-12; Comprehensive Social Studies (History, Sociology, Psychology); Ohio Professional Certificate through 2016

Publications

Francis, A.T. (Fall, 2014). Value of Content: An invisible problem to beginning social studies teachers. Ohio Social Studies Review.

Francis, A.T. (2014). “Diffusing the Social Studies Wars: The Harvard Social Studies Project (1957-1972).” American Educational History Journal 41 (2): 387-406.

Patterson, N.C., Fisher, J., Francis, A. & Smith, C. (2008). The large work of small schools: Why Social Studies teachers and educators should care. Theory and Research in Social Education, 36(1), 110-132.

Patterson, N.C., Beltyukova, S.A., Berman, K., & Francis, A. (2007). The making of sophomores: Student, parent, and teacher reactions in a context of systemic reform. Urban Education, 42(2), 124-144.

Goertz, M. E., Barnes, C., Massell, D., Fink, R., & Francis, A. T. (2013). State Education Agencies’ Acquisition and Use of Research Knowledge in School Improvement Strategies. Report to the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.

Presentations

Francis, A.T. (2015, April). Tensions revealed: Coming to terms with an antiquated view of teacher education. Paper submitted for review to the American Education Research Association. Chicago, Ill.

Kemp, D. and Francis, A.T. (February, 2015) Transforming Education: From Conception to Going Live, the Genesis of an Education Journal. Paper to be presented at Association of Teacher Educators. Phoenix, AZ.

Francis, A.T. (2014, September). Mediating challenges of history instruction: An exploration of National History Day. Paper to be presented at Ohio Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. Dublin, OH.

Bowe, A., Francis, A.T., Olson, M (2014, February). Placing practices at the Core of teacher education. Paper presented to the Association of Teacher Educators. St. Louis, MO.

Francis, A.T. (2013, November). Engagement in Historical Content: An invisible problem to beginning teachers. Paper presented to the National Council of the Social Studies. St. Louis, MO.

Francis, A.T. (2013, October). Engagement in Historical Content: An invisible problem to beginning teachers. Paper presented to the Organization of Educational Historians. Chicago, IL.

Barnes, C.A., Weinbaum, E.H., & Francis, A.T. (2012, April). Relationships among social networks, social capital, and research use in state education agencies. Roundtable panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Francis, A.T. (2011, April). Merging curricular traditions: The Harvard Social Studies Project (1956-1972). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.

Francis, A.T. (2010, September). Merging curricular traditions: The Harvard Social Studies Project (1956-1972). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization of Educational Historians. Chicago, IL.

Francis, A.T. (2010, April). Building a perfect society one student at a time: The Harvard Social Studies Project (1956-1972). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History. Denver, CO.

Chien, Y., Francis, A.T. (2010, May). The Relationship between self-concept and proficiency in English and home language among Asian-language minority students. Roundtable panel discussion at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Denver, CO.

Patterson, N.C., Fisher, J., Francis, A. & Smith, C. (2005, November). The large work of small schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly. Kansas City, KS.

Invited Presentations

The Work of Teaching, Public Affairs Career Orientation, Oakland University (January 29, 2014)

More than Just Stories: the Complexities of Teaching History and Social Studies. Presentation toMacomb Teacher Cadets (March 28, 2014)

The Value of Teachers. Presentation to Macomb Teacher Cadets (March 28, 2014)

Turning Point (Documentary film). Featured Teacher, Waite High School, Toledo (2006)

Secrets of Teaching Success. Social Studies Methods Bowling Green State University (2004-2006, once per semester)

Key Note Speaker. Toledo Public Schools/ Waite High School press conference (2005)

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