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Stephanie Serriere, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Studies Education
Division of Education
CC Room 155B

PHONE: 812.348.7245
FAX: 812.348.7338
E-MAIL: scayot@iu.edu

Biographical Statement

Dr. Serriere is an associate professor of social studies education in the Division of Education at IUPUC. Dr. Serriere is former elementary classroom teacher who has taught in Italy, India, and in the U.S. She is a leading scholar on elementary social studies and civic engagement with contributions to leading journals in this field such as Social Studies and the Young Learner and Theory and Research in Social Education. In addition to publishing and working alongside classroom teachers, Dr. Serriere serves as a national consultant for PBS kids’ programming for social studies content. She is the co-author of the book, "Civic education in the elementary years: Promoting student engagement in an era of accountability” published by Teachers College Press. Dr. Serriere enjoys engaging future teachers in conversations about teaching for democracy, civic engagement and diversity.

Education

  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • State of Indiana Elementary Teacher Certification (2000)
  • B.A. Elementary Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Professional Activities

  • Guest Editor, Social Studies and the Young Learner, a publication of the National Council for the Social Studies, 2014-2015.
  • Chair of the Social Studies Research (SSR) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2014-2015
  • Program Chair of the Social Studies Research (SSR) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2013-2014
  • Assistant Program Chair of the Social Studies Research (SSR) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2012-2013
  • Board Member and Newsletter Editor to the Social Studies Research (SSR) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2011-2012
  • Graduate Student Mentorship Program, Mentee, College University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) 2009-2010

Courses Taught

  • EDUC-E 325: Social Studies for the Elementary School
  • EDUC-H 340: Education and American Culture
  • EDUC-M 300: Teaching in a Pluralistic Society

Awards & Activities

  • Invited Participant and Attendee. Student Voice Conference, 2012 and 2013. Cambridge England
  • Penn State Public Scholarship, Fellow, 2010-11
  • Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy: A Capacity to Sustain Democracy
  • Invited Participant, R. Freeman Butts Institute on Civic Learning in Teacher Education.
  • Center for Civic Education and the Center for Social Studies and International
  • Education at Indiana University. May 21st-May 25th, 2010. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Invited Guest, Dialogue on Civics Education with First Lady Judge Marjorie Rendell at the Governor’s Residence with the Pennsylvania Council on the Social Studies and the Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy, February 1st, 2010.
  • Invited Participant, Penn Cord School Summit. Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy. Spring 2009. Harrisburg, PA.
  • Penn State Public Scholarship, Grant Recipient. Constitution Day 2008: Using the Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) Model to discuss Downloading Creative Material from the Internet.
  • Outstanding Associate Instructor, Indiana University, School of Education. 2007
  • Daisy Jones Scholarship Recipient, Promising dissertation research at Indiana University, 2006.

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Publications

  • Serriere, S. (2018). Teaching and learning social studies in early childhood education. Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education. In M.B. McMullen, C. Brown, and N. File (Eds.). Wiley Blackwell Publishing.
  • Serriere, S. (2015). Delving into the strengths and challenges of cases: Comparisons and contrasts. Case Studies in Elementary Social Studies: Becoming Integrated Thinkers. In E. Hinde and L. Bennett (Eds.). National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Mitra, D. & Serriere, S. (2015). Civic education in the elementary years: Promoting student engagement in an era of accountability. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Kawai, R., Serriere, S., & Mitra, D. (2014). Contested spaces of a “failing” elementary school. Theory & Research in Social Education, 42(4), 486-515. DOI:10.1080/00933104.2014.966876
  • Mitra, D., Serriere, S., & Kirshner, B. (2014). Issues and contexts of citizenship: Studying student voice in the United States. Children and Society, 28(4), 292-304.
  • Serriere, S. (2014). The role of the elementary teacher in fostering civic efficacy. TheSocial Studies, 105(1), 45-56.
  • Serriere, S. & Mitra, D. (2014). Service-learning to empower second graders as change agents. In A.S. Libresco, J. Alleman, S.L Field, J. Passe (Eds.), Exemplary elementary social studies:  Case studies in practice (pp. xx-xx). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Kawai, R., Serriere, S, & Mitra, D. (2014). Fostering civic efficacy and action through fifth graders’ civic ‘zines. In A.S. Libresco, J. Alleman, S.L Field, J. Passe (Eds.), Exemplary elementary social studies:  Case studies in practice (pp. 35-58). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Powell, K., & Serriere, S. (2013). Image-based participatory pedagogies: Reimagining social justice. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 14(15).
  • Serriere, S., McGarry, Fuentes, D. & Mitra, D. (2012). How service-learning can ignite thinking. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 24(4), 6-10.
  • Mitra, D., Serriere, S., & Stoicovy, D. (2012). The role of leaders in enabling civic engagement in schools. Management in Education, 26(3), 104-112.
  • Mitra, D., & Serriere, S. (2012). Student voice in elementary-school reform: Extending youth development to elementary students. American Educational Research Journal, 49(4) 743-774.
  • Serriere, S., & Mitra, D. (2012). Critical issues and contexts of children and youth student voice in the United States. In R. Leitch (Ed.), International handbook of teacher and school development (pp. 223-253). New York: Routledge.
  • Serriere, S.C., Mitra, D., & Reed, K. (2011). Student voice in the elementary years: Fostering youth-adult partnerships in elementary service-learning. Theory & Research in Social Education, 39(4), 541-575.
  • Boyle-Baise, L., Hsu, M.; Johnson, S.; Serriere, S.C.; Stewart, D (2011). Trying to revalue elementary social studies: Dilemmas and insights. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(2), 135-150.
  • Serriere, S. & Mitra, D.  (2011). Student voice and youth development. In C. Day (Ed.), Handbook on teacher and school development (pp. 223-232). New York: Sage.
  • Serriere, S., Mitra, D., & Cody, J. (Nov/Dec 2010). Young citizens taking action for better school lunches. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 23(2), 4-8.
  • Franklin, S. & Serriere, S. (2010). Contemporary issues of elementary social studies. Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Journal.
  • Serriere, S. (2010). Carpettime democracy: Digital photography and social consciousness in the early childhood classroom. The Social Studies, 102(1), 60-68.
  • Serriere, S. & Boyle-Baise, M. (2009). Democracy project:  Empowering student voice. In M. Boyle-Baise and J. Zevin (Eds), Young citizens of the world: Teaching elementary social studies through civic engagement (pp. 39-59). Taylor Francis/Routledge.
  • Serriere, S. (2008). Macedonian and U.S. students in a pre-service teaching cultural exchange: Examining the formation of perspective consciousness. International Journal of Social Education, 23(1), 76-98.
  • Boyle-Baise, L., Hsu, M.; Johnson, S.; Serriere, S.C.; Stewart, D. (2008). Putting reading first: Teaching social studies in the elementary classroom. Theory & Research in Social Education, 36(3), 233-255.
  • Serriere, S.C. (2008). The making of “masculinity:” The impact of symbolic and physical violence on students, pre-K and beyond. Democracy & Education, 18(1), 21-27.Brantmier, E., Cayot[1], S., & Smiley, A. (2004). The Unfinished Story.  Indianapolis, IN: GLOBE Foundation.
  • Brantmier, E., Cayot, S., & Smiley, A. (2004).  Social Studies and Language Art Global Curriculum.  Indianapolis, IN:  GLOBE Foundation.
  • Cayot, S. (2005).  Indiana University students visit Macedonia and the SEE University.  REEIfication:  Indiana University Eastern European Institute, 29(2), 5-14.

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