Books

Evans, R. W. (2015). Schooling corporate citizens: How accountability reform has damaged civic education and undermined democracy. New York: Routledge.

Evans, R. W. (2011). The tragedy of American school reform: How curriculum politics and entrenched dilemmas have diverted us from democracy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Evans, R. W. (2011). The hope for American school reform: The cold war pursuit of inquiry learning in social studies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
* Winner of 2011 Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from NCSS

Evans, R. W. (2007). This happened in America: Harold Rugg and the censure of social studies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
* Winner of 2008 NCSS Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from NCSS

Evans, R. W. and Saxe, D. W. Eds. (2007). Handbook on teaching social issues. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Reissue of 1996 original, Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies, Bulletin #93.

Evans, R. W. (2004). The social studies wars: What should we teach the children? New York: Teachers College Press.
* Named “Outstanding Academic Title,” 2004, Choice Magazine
* Winner of 2002 Outstanding Paper Award for “The War on Social Studies,” RSS SIG, AERA

Evans, R. W. and Saxe, D. W. Eds. (1996). Handbook on teaching social issues. Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies, Bulletin #93.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Broom, C. and Evans, R. W. (2015). Social studies within and across borders: Exploring the transfer of ideas in time and space. Citizenship Education Research Journal, 4 (1), Spring 2015.

Evans, R. W. (2014). Critical episodes from the social studies wars: A century of struggle. Proceedings of the International Conference of Comparative Research on Social Studies/Citizenship Education, March 29, Tokyo, Japan, 5-22.

Evans, R. W. (2011). Harold Rugg and the possibility of education for democracy. Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.

Evans, R. W. (2010). The Cold War Pursuit of Inquiry Learning: A Search for Origins. Curriculum History 2010.

Evans, R. W. (2009). The Rugg story: Lessons on the promise and perils of curriculum innovation. Curriculum History 2009.

Evans, R. W. (2008). A dream deferred: The (unfulfilled) promise of critical pedagogy. Journal of Social Studies Research, 32 (2), 16-25.

Evans, R. W. (2008). Pedagogic creed as foundation: An approach to teaching social studies methods. The Social Studies, 99 (2), 57-60.

Evans, R. W. (2007). The Rugg prototype for democratic education. International Journal of Social Education, 22 (2), 101-127.

Evans, R. W. and Passe, J. (2007). Dare we make peace? A dialogue on the social studies wars. The Social Studies, 98 (6), 251-256.

Evans, R. W. (2006). This happened in America: Harold Rugg and the censure of social studies. Curriculum History 2006, 15-20.

Evans, R. W. (2006). The social studies wars, now and then. Social Education, 70, 321-325.

Evans, R. W. (2004). Toward a new history of social studies. Guest editor’s foreword. In Evans, R. W. (2004). Critical issues, crucial episodes: New perspectives on the history of social studies. International Journal of Social Education, 18 (2), 1-2.

Evans, R. W. (2002). Communism vs. democracy: Anti-communism as citizenship education in the postwar era. International Journal of Social Education, 17 (2), 107-137.

Evans, R. W. (2002). Reflections on the nature of social studies. International Social Studies Forum, 2, 81-86.

Evans, R. W. (2002). Further reflections on the nature of social studies. International Social Studies Forum, 2, 97-98.

Evans, R. W. (2001). Thoughts on redirecting a runaway train: A critique of the standards movement. Theory and Research in Social Education, 29, 330-339.

Evans, R. W., Avery, P. G., and Pedersen, P. (2000). Taboo topics: Cultural restraint on teaching social issues. The Clearing House, 73, 295-301. Reprinted from The Social Studies.

Evans, R. W., Avery, P. G., and Pedersen, P. (1999). Taboo topics: Cultural restraint on teaching social issues. The Social Studies, 90, 218-224.
* Winner of Outstanding Paper Award, Social Studies Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 1996.

Evans, R. W. (1998). Issues-centered social studies in a discipline-based framework. Social Studies Review, 38, 70-76.

Evans, R. W. (1998). Misunderstanding the intent of the Handbook on Teaching Social Issues. Canadian Social Studies, 32, 111, 138.

Evans, R. W. and Saxe, D. W. (1998). Issues-centered education misread: A reply to Grant and Tzetzo. Theory and Research in Social Education, 26, pp. 264-268.

Evans, R. W. and Pang, V. O. (1995). National standards for United States History: The storm of controversy continues. The Social Studies, 86, 270-274.

Pang, V. O. and Evans, R. W. (1995). Caring for Asian Pacific American students in the social studies classroom. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 7, 11-14.

Nieto, J. and Evans, R. W. (1993). Multiple visions, multiple voices, mainstream resistance. Social Science Record, 30, 91-98.

Evans, R. W. (1992). Is social studies dying?: Reflections on educational reform. International Journal of Social Education, 7, 89-99.

Evans, R. W. (1992). Misunderstanding social studies: A rejoinder to Whelan. Theory and Research in Social Education, 20, 313-18.

Evans, R. W. Ed. (1992). What do we mean by issues-centered social studies education? The Social Studies, 83, 93-94. (Editor of special section.)

Evans, R. W. & Pang, V. O. (1992). Resources and materials for issues-centered social studies education. The Social Studies, 83, 118-119.

Evans, R. W. (1991). “Concepciones del Maestro Sobre la Historia,” Boletin De Didacticia De Las Ciencias Sociales, n. 3, y. 4, 1991, Spain.

Evans, R. W. & Nieto, J. (1991). Power and discourse in a professional organization: Contexts and contradictions. Social Education. 55, 223-4.

Evans, R. W. (1990). History, ideology, and social responsibility. Social Science Record, 27, 11-18.

Evans, R. W. (1990). Reconceptualizing social studies for the new millennium. Louisiana Social Studies Journal, 17, 26-31.

Evans, R. W. (1990). Teacher conceptions of history revisited: Ideology, curriculum and student belief. Theory and Research in Social Education, 18, 101-138.

Epstein, T. & Evans, R. (1990). Introduction: Reactions to Charting a course: Social studies for the 21st century. Social Education, 54, 427-8.

Evans, R. W. (1989). Teacher conceptions of history. Theory and Research in Social Education, 17, 210-240.

Evans, R. W. (1989). A dream unrealized: A brief look at the history of issue-centered approaches. The Social Studies, 80, 178-184.

Evans, R. W. (1989). How should we direct present efforts to promote the issue-centered vision? The Social Studies, 80, 197-198.

Evans, R. W. (1989). Social studies under fire: Diane Ravitch and the revival of history. The Georqia Social Science Journal, 20, 7-9.

Evans, R. W. (1989). Diane Ravitch and the revival of history: A critique. The Social Studies, 80, 85-88.

Evans, R. W. (1989). The societal problems approach and the teaching of history. Social Education, 53, 50-52.

Evans, R. W. (1988). Lessons from history: Teacher and student conceptions of the meaning of history. Theory and Research in Social Education, 16, 203-225.

Evans, R. W. (1985). Corporate agendas for the social studies: A critique. Social Studies Review, 25, 17-24.

Chapters in Edited Books

Evans, R. W. (in press). Old, new, and newer: Historical context of the new social studies. In Scheurman, G., Evans, R., Davis, J. & Reynolds, K., Eds. The new social studies revisited: A museum exhibit of constructivist lessons. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Scheurman, G. & Evans, R. W. (in press). Constructivism and inquiry learning: A call to action. In Scheurman, G., Evans, R., Davis, J. & Reynolds, K., Eds. The new social studies revisited: A museum exhibit of constructivist lessons. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Evans, R. W. (2016).  Afterword:  Living in a Post-9/11 World. In Wayne Journell, Ed. Reassessing the Social Studies Curriculum: Promoting Critical Civic Engagement in a Politically Polarized, Post-9/11 World.  Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

Evans, R. W. (2015). “Prepare to be on center stage”: A critical, issues-centered approach to teaching for social understanding. In Samuel Totten, Ed. The importance of teaching social issues: Our pedagogical creeds. New York: Routledge.

Evans, R. W. (2014). Forty days and forty nights: The wilderness of capitalist schooling revisited. In Christine A. Woyshner. Ed. Leaders in social education: Intellectual self-portraits. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Evans, R. W. (2014). Reflections on critical pedagogy (preface). In Sam Totten and Jon E. Pedersen. Eds. Critical theory in education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Evans, R. W. (2013). Harold Rugg: An annotated bibliography. In Sam Totten and Jon E. Pedersen. Eds. Analyzing, discussing, and acting on social issues in the classroom: An annotated bibliography. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Evans, R.W. (2011), “La naturalesa tràgida de la reforma escolar nord-americana. El cas dels estudis socials”, in Pagès, J.; Santisteban, A. (coord). Les qüestions socialment vives i l’ensenyament de les ciències socials. Bellaterra (Spain): Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, pp. 13-24.

Evans, R. W. (2010). National security trumps social progress: The era of the new social studies in retrospect. In Slater-Stern, B. (Ed.). The new social studies: People, politics and perspectives. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Evans, R. W. (2010). The (unfulfilled) promise of critical pedagogy. In Totten, S. and Pedersen, J. Eds. Teaching social issues in the 20th and 21st centuries: Innovative approaches, programs, strategies. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Evans, R. W. (2009). Pedagogic creed as foundation. In Heilman, E. Ed. Methods for social studies methods: What we do and why we do. New York: Routledge.

Evans, R. W. (2009). The social studies wars, now and then. In Parker, W., Ed., Social studies today: Research & practice. New York: Routledge.

Evans, R. W. (2007). Harold Rugg: Apostle of modern social studies. In Totten, S. and Pedersen, J. E (Eds). Addressing social issues across the curriculum: The pedagogical efforts of pioneers in the field. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Evans, R. W. (2006). “Social studies v. the United States of America:” Harold Rugg and teaching for social justice. In Riley, K. L. (Ed.). The social reconstructionists: People, politics, perspectives, pp. 45-68. Greenwich, CT: Information Age. (A project of the Midwest History of Education Society)

Evans, R. W. (2006). Forty days and forty nights in the wilderness of capitalist schooling. In Totten, S. & Pedersen, J. E. Researching and teaching social issues: The personal stories and pedagogical efforts of professors of education. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Evans, R. W. (2005). A fickle lover: Experiences with the media in historical context. In Crocco, M. Ed. Social studies and the press: Keeping the beast at bay? Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Evans, R. W. (2005). The struggle for the social studies curriculum. In G. Flouris & M. Kassotakis. Eds. Social dimensions in the process of education: Past experiences and future prospects. Athens, Greece: ATRAPOS Publishing.

Evans, R. W. (2001). Teaching social issues: Implementing an issues-centered curriculum. In Ross, E. W., Ed. Contemporary perspectives on the social studies curriculum. Albany, N. Y.: State University of New York Press. (revised edition.)

Evans, R. W. (1997). Teaching social issues: Implementing an issues-centered curriculum. In Ross, E. W., Ed. Contemporary perspectives on the social studies curriculum. Albany, N. Y.: State University of New York Press.

Evans, R. W. (1996). A critical approach to teaching United States History. In Evans, R. W. & Saxe, D. W. Eds. (1996). Handbook on teaching social issues. Washington, D. C.: National Council for the Social Studies.

Evans, R. W. & Brodkey, J. (1996). An issues-centered curriculum for high school social studies. In Evans, R. W. & Saxe, D. W., Eds. (1996). Handbook on teaching social issues. Washington, D. C.: National Council for the Social Studies.

Evans, R. W., Newmann, F. M. & Saxe, D. W. (1996). Defining issues-centered education. In Evans, R. W. & Saxe, D. W., Eds. (1996). Handbook on teaching social issues. Washington, D. C.: National Council for the Social Studies.

Passe, J. & Evans, R. W. (1996). Discussion methods in an issues-centered curriculum. Evans, R. W. & Saxe, D. W., Eds. (1996). Handbook on teaching social issues. Washington, D. C.: National Council for the Social Studies.

Evans, R. W. (1994). Educational ideologies and the teaching of history. In Leinhardt, G., Beck, I. & Stainton, C., Eds. Teaching and learning in history. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Evans, R. W. (1994). Ideology and the teaching of history: Purposes, practices, and student belief. In Brophy, J., Ed. Advances in research on teaching: Case studies on teaching and learning in social studies. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.

Evans, R. W. (1994). A bold vision for the future of social studies. In Nelson, M., Ed. The future of the social studies. Boulder, CO: Social Science Education Consortium.

Special Sections Edited

Evans, R. W. Ed. (2004). Critical issues, crucial episodes: New perspectives on the history of social studies. International Journal of Social Education. (Editor of theme issue).

Evans, R. W. Ed. (1992). Defining issues-centered social studies. The Social Studies, 83, 93-119. (Editor of special section).

Evans, R. & Epstein, T. Eds. (1991). Charting a course: Continuing the debate. Social Education, 55, 24. (Co-Editor of special section.)

Epstein, T. & Evans, R. Eds. (1990). Reactions to Charting a course: Social studies for the 21st century. Social Education, 54, 427-8.

Evans, R. W. Ed. (1989). The future of issue-centered education. The Social Studies, 80, 176-177. (Editor of special section.)

Book Review Essays

Evans, R. W. (2016). Ethnocentrism and schooling: A review essay on Thomas D. Fallace’s, Race and the origins of progressive education, 1880-1929. Journal of Social Studies Research.

Evans, R. W. (2008). Continuing the struggle for social studies: A review essay on Anna S. Ochoa-Becker’s Democratic education for social studies: An issues-centered decision making curriculum. Theory and Research in Social Education.

Evans, R. W. (2003). The social studies wars revisited. Theory and Research in Social Education. 32. Review essay on J. S. Leming, et al. (Ed.), Where did social studies go wrong? Washington, DC: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.

Evans, R. W. (2001). One damn thing after another: Reflections on Howard Gardner’s vision for historical study in schools. Theory and Research in Social Education, 29, 181-189.

Evans, R. W. (1993). Utopian visions and mainstream practice: A review essay on Curriculum for utopia: Social reconstructionism and critical pedagogy in the postmodern era, by William B. Stanley. Theory and Research in Social Education, 21, 161-173.

Evans, R. W. (1991). Book review: Social science perspectives on citizenship education, R. E. Gross and T. L. Dynneson, Eds. Social Education, 56, 192.

Other Articles

Evans, R. W. (2006). Clinton Jencks: Union organizer in Salt of the Earth. Male Call, Spring.

Evans, R. W. (2005). The social studies wars: Critical episodes from the past. Social Science Docket, 5, no. 1, 15-16.

Evans, R. W. (2004). Inventing an ideology. Education Next, Summer.

Evans, R. W. (1993). Standards for social studies: A compromise vision. Foundations of the Social Studies Bulletin, 5, 61-65.

Evans, R. W. (1991) The idea of social studies. Foundations of the Social Studies Bulletin, 3, 16-24.

Evans, R. W. (1990). A discipline of social studies? Foundations of the Social Studies Bulletin, 2, 1-2.

Evans, R. W. (1988). On the future of social studies reform. Educational Dimensions, 3, 4-9.

Evans, R. W. (1987). The issues curriculum: A history of change, 1895-1985. The New England Educator, Winter, 19-24.

Evans, R. W. (1987). Transmission of historical meaning: An exploratory study. The New England Educator, Fall, 8-13.

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