Awards

2015 Distinguished Career Research Award: The 2015 Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies.

2011 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies for The Hope for American School Reform: The Cold War Pursuit of Inquiry Learning in Social Studies (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

2008 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies for This Happened in America: Harold Rugg and the Censure of Social Studies (Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 2007)

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine, 2004, The Social Studies Wars: What Should We Teach the Children? (New York: Teachers College Press, 2004). Fewer than 3% of academic titles receive this recognition.

Outstanding Paper Award, Research in Social Studies SIG, “Critical Episodes from the Social Studies Wars,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 2002.

Outstanding Paper Award, Research in Social Studies SIG, “Cultures of Silence: Taboo Topics in Social Studies,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 1996.

1987 Exemplary Dissertation Award, National Council for the Social Studies, for “Defining the Worthy Society: A History of the Societal Problems Approach in the Social Studies, 1890-1980” (Stanford University).

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