Donald R. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
PhD, Curriculum, Instruction, & Teacher Education, Michigan State UniversityMEd, Elementary Education, University of Notre DameBMus, Central Michigan University
Donald R. McClure, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at St. John's University. He holds his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education from Michigan State University; his M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame; and his Bachelor of Music from Central Michigan University. McClure also served as an elementary and middle school teacher for eight years in Louisiana, Illinois, and Ireland. McClure’s research explores culturally and racially diverse students' perceptions of citizenship, as well as the intersection of sports and social studies education.

Teaching Interests

elementary social studies methods; secondary social studies methods; social foundations of education; comparative and international education

Research Interests

social studies education; citizenship education; diversity, immigration, and education; comparative and international education; sports and social studies; teacher education

Courses Taught

EDU
1003
ORG STRAT & CLSRM ENVIR 1-6
EDU
1010
PLAN TEACH ASSESS ELEM SS
EDU
1016
THE ARTS IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS
EDU
1021I
R.I.S.E INTERN/CHILDHOOD EDU
EDU
1021R
R.I.S.E RESIDENT/CHILDHOOD EDU
EDU
1022I
R.I.S.E INTERN/ ADOLESCENT EDU
EDU
1027
PLAN/INSTRUCT/ASSESS STUDNT-CH
EDU
1055
ART OF WRITING FOR EDUCATORS
EDU
1091
INNOV STRAT SEC SET:SOC STUD
EDU
7135
CUR TRENDS/RES/ASSMT TEACH SS
EDU
7291
INNOV START SEC SET: SOC STUD
EDU
8008
GLOBAL EDUCATION

Select Publications

Journal Articles

McClure, D. R. (2020). "Too Strong for a Woman": Title IX and Gender Equity in U.S. Schools. Silver Spring, Maryland: Social Education/National Council for the Social Studies. vol. 84, pp. 209-213.

McClure, D. R. (2020). Second-Generation Nigerian Children's Descriptions of Racism and Perceptions of Irish Identity. London: Journal of Research in Childhood Education/Taylor & Francis.

McClure, D. R., and Marino, M. P. (2020). Historical Thinking and Sports History: A Case Study Using the Brooklyn Dodgers. London: The Social Studies/Taylor & Francis. vol. 111, pp. 109-122.

McClure, D. R., and Robinson, K. I. (2019). "Even If She Fell Down, She Kept Getting Up!" Teaching Women's History through the Olympics. Silver Spring, Maryland: Social Studies and the Young Learner/National Council for the Social Studies. vol. 31, pp. 19-22.

Books Chapters

McClure, D. R. (2018). How Geographic Settings Contribute to Child Poverty with Implications for Child Citizenship Development. In: Inequalities in the Early Years. New York, New York: Routledge. pp. 130-144.

Others

McClure, D. R. (2018). Skilled Practice in Teacher Education. The Academic Minute/A WAMC National Production.