Winner of the 2009 NCSS Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award
"Teachers are tempted to avoid controversial issues in preference for "safe" knowledge and "safe" teaching practices. This book interrupts this dangerous trend, providing a spirited and detailed argument for why curricula and teaching based on controversial issues are crucial."--The Social Studies Professional
"Hess’s argument is both refreshingly pragmatic and rooted in transformative aims."--Theory and Research in Social Education
About the Author
Diana E . Hess is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.