Leaders in Social Education

Intellectual Self-Portraits

  • Christine Woyshner

Part of the Leaders in Educational Studies book series (LES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christine Woyshner
    Pages 1-3
  3. Keith C. Barton
    Pages 5-15
  4. Gloria Contreras
    Pages 17-30
  5. Margaret Smith Crocco
    Pages 31-41
  6. Ronald W. Evans
    Pages 55-70
  7. S. G. Grant
    Pages 71-84
  8. Linda S. Levstik
    Pages 101-110
  9. Merry M. Merryfield
    Pages 111-122
  10. Jack L. Nelson
    Pages 123-135
  11. Valerie Ooka Pang
    Pages 137-150
  12. Walter Parker
    Pages 151-162
  13. E. Wayne Ross
    Pages 163-178
  14. Avner Segall
    Pages 179-192
  15. Stephen J. Thornton
    Pages 211-223
  16. Elizabeth Yeager Washington
    Pages 237-245
  17. Joel Westheimer
    Pages 247-264

About this book


Research in social education over the last forty years has broken new ground in such areas as historical understanding, civic education, cultural studies, and curriculum and assessment. This collection is comprised of reflections on the professional trajectories of nineteen leading social studies scholars. Demonstrating that their professional interests have emerged from their autobiographies, the scholars write about their personal influences, professional choices, and contributions. The book reveals how social justice, difference and diversity, and a commitment to the ongoing project of democracy have been central to their work. The chapters in this volume reveal leading social educators’ determined sense of urgency about making the world a better place through their leadership in the field. Each essay provides students, practitioners, and researchers alike with background on the nineteen scholars. Also, the scholars provide lists of their favorite publications as well as the works of other scholars that influenced them. Taken together, the chapters in this volume offer thoughts on the past, present, and future of social studies.


Social education civic engagement democracy historical understanding social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Woyshner
    • 1
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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