Prof Margaret Crocco

Prof Margaret Crocco

Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University

Margaret Crocco’s research has focused on issues of diversity, both national and international, within a social studies education context. Most prominently, she has investigated how “women of the world” have been featured–or ignored–in global studies and world history courses, state curriculum frameworks, and teacher preparation programs.

She has published work related to human rights education, peace education, women and religion, and cross-cultural representations of women in literature. She has also contributed to a project of leadership development in schools in India, led by Professor Bill Gaudelli of Teachers College, Columbia University, and to several curriculum design projects in conjunction with documentary films, such as Pray the Devil Back to Hell about women peacemakers in Liberia, by filmmaker Abigail Disney.