University of Alberta
Associate Professor of Social Studies Educa
Carla Peck is Associate Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Elementary Education at the University of Alberta. Before moving west, Carla taught grades 1 — 8 in rural New Brunswick. She is currently directing the Alberta portion of the pan-Canadian history education reform project, "The Historical Thinking Project". Her research interests include students' understandings of democratic concepts, diversity, identity, citizenship and the relationship between students' ethnic identities and their understandings of history. She has published articles on citizenship education and history education in the Canadian Journal of Education, Canadian Social Studies, and Citizenship Teaching and Learning, as well as in the pre-service teacher education book Challenges and Prospects for Canadian Social Studies (Pacific Educational Press, 2004).