Dr. Carolyn Joan O'Mahony
Department: Teacher Development and Educational Studies
Office: 485 C Pawley Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3039
2001 - Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy
1994 - Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching
1989 - Edinburgh Language Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
1983 - Auckland College of Education, Auckland, New Zealand, Teachers’ College Diploma (Elementary Education)
1982 - University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
O’Mahony, C. (in press). Helping Children Understand Communities: Here and there, past and present, real and virtual. Social Studies and the Young Learner.
Doppen, F.H., O'Mahony, Lucas, A.G., C., Feinberg, J.R., Bohan, C.H., & Lipscomb, G. (in press). Social studies pre-service teachers’ knowledge and notions of citizenship: Implications for teacher education. Action in Teacher Education.
Alleman, J., Field, S. L., Levstik, L., McGuire, M.E., O’Mahony, C. & VanSledright, B. (2010). A Tribute to Jere Brophy: 1940 - 2009. Theory and Research in Social Education, 38(3), 306-313.
O’Mahony, C. (2010). Review of the book Visions in global education: The globalization of curriculum and pedagogy in teacher education and schools: Perspectives from Canada, Russia, and the United States, by T.F. Kirkwood-Tucker, 2009. Journal of International Social Studies, 1, (1), 54-56. Retrieved December 2, 2010, from http://www.iajiss.org/index.php/iajiss/article/view/32
O’Mahony, C. (2009). Understanding core democratic values and citizenship in the fifth grade. Social Science Research and Practice, 4(3), 1-16. Retrieved March 10, 2010, from http://www.socstrp.org/issues/PDF/4.3.1.pdf
Bohan, C.H, Doppen, F., Feinberg, J., & O’Mahony, C. (2008). Citizens of today and tomorrow: An exploration of preservice social studies teachers' knowledge and their professors' experiences with Citizenship. Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 10, (1, 2). 117-134.
O’Mahony, C. & Siegel, S. (2008). Designing classroom spaces to maximize social studies learning. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 21, (2), 20-24.
O’Mahony, C. & Shaba, D. (2007). Roosevelt, bears and the common good. National Council for the Social Studies Bulletin: Exemplary Lessons that Infuse Technology. 11-13.
O’Mahony C. (2006). Social studies methods class as crucible for K-8 curricular change: Considering the U.S. Constitution. Social Studies Research and Practice. Retrieved September 18, 2006, from http://www.socstrp.org/issues/PDF/1.2.8.pdf
O’Mahony, C. (2006). Relating research on children’s thinking to teachers’ professional practice: A study of research-informed teacher planning in early grades social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education, 34, (2), 213-240.
O’Mahony, C. (2005). Planning for social studies learning throughout the day, week and year. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 18, (1), 29-32.
Brophy, J., Alleman, J., & O’Mahony, C. (2003). Primary-grade students’ knowledge and thinking about food production and the origins of common foods. Theory and Research in Social Education, 31 (1), 9-39.
O’Mahony, C. (2003). Facilitating child-focused planning in elementary social studies field placements. The International Social Studies Forum, 3 (1), 255-259.
O’Mahony, C. (2003). Helping young students to understand their own global connections. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 15 (4), 9-10.
Alleman, J., Brophy, J., & O’Mahony, C. (2000). Renewing social studies: Standards in context. In J.H. Block, S.T. Everson, & T.R. Guskey (Eds.), Comprehensive School Reform: A Program Perspective (pp. 337-354). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Brophy, J., Alleman, J., & O’Mahony, C. (2000). Elementary school social studies: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In T. L. Good (Ed.), American Education: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (NSSE Yearbook). Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press.
Brophy, J., Alleman, J., & O’Mahony, C. (2002). Ideas about Shelter Expressed by Third Graders from Vertical/Urban versus Horizontal/Suburban Communities in the United States. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED466435).
Brophy, J., Alleman, J., & O’Mahony, C. (2001). Primary-grade students’ knowledge and thinking about food as a cultural universal. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED451124).
Publications in Process
O’Mahony, C. (under review). Core democratic values: Children’s growth in understanding from grades three through five.
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