January 22, 2019

Broome Publishes with Ed Alumni in Critical Social Studies Book

John P. Broome, Associate Professor in the College of Education, co-authored two chapters in the new book, “It’s Being Done in Social Studies: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in the Pre/K-12 Curriculum,” edited by Drs. Lara Willox (University of West Georgia) and Cathy Bryant (University of South Carolina), and published by Information Age Publishing.

In “Going Beyond the Single Story of Suffrage: Teaching Gender Rights and Protests through Film,” Broome worked with Dr. Lauren Colley (University of Alabama) in a chapter lead by Erin Hill (UMW Political Science ’13 and M.Ed Secondary Education – History and Social Sciences) about how Hill uses documentary film and media to integrate women’s history in to the high school U.S. History curriculum and classroom instruction.

In a second chapter, Broome co-authored with Aurora high school social studies teacher and doctoral student at the University of Colorado-Denver, Colleen Boucher, on “The Aurora Urban Planning Simulation: Teaching About Class through Spatial Inequality in Secondary Social Studies.The piece highlights the intersection of race, space, and class through a simulation on the impact of urban development on spaces of color in the high school classroom.

Dr. Broome’s research interests focus on the intersection of social studies and race/ism, equity, and whiteness. He earned his B.A. in Government from The College of William & Mary, a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary Social Studies) from George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Education (Social Studies Education) from the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. Before joining UMW, Dr. Broome taught secondary social studies in public and private schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.