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The Social Studies Wars: What Should We Teach the Children? Paperback – January 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0807744192 ISBN-10: 0807744190

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Evans' book is a fascinating tour of the competing forces that have shaped social studies curriculum in the United States. It offers one important reminder after another that what schools teach about the nature of society has always been a contested terrain."
--Bill Bigelow, co-editor, Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World

"This history is told through the eyes of an issues-centered educator. It is MUST READING for all social studies educators."
--Anna S. Ochoa-Becker, Professor Emeritus, School of Education, Indiana University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ronald W. Evans is a nationally recognized scholar in social studies education and a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University.

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Ron Evans is a leading authority on social studies and curriculum history. His book "The Social Studies Wars" was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2004 by Choice Magazine. His biography of controversial progressive educator Harold O. Rugg, "This Happened in America," won the 2008 Exemplary Research Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). His book "The Hope for American School Reform," on the origins and development of the new social studies of the 1960s, also won the Exemplary Research Award from NCSS (2011). He founded the Issues Centered Education Community of NCSS in 1988. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. He lives in the San Diego area with his wife, two children, and a cat.

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