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2018 SSEC Annual Meeting
Florence, Italy
June 5 – 10, 2018

Visit our 2018 Conference page for more information.

*NOTE* Deadline for hotel reservations is December 15, 2017



Irving Morrissett Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Science Education

Each year since 2003, the SSEC Board of Directors has presented this award to an SSEC member who has devoted his/her career to improving social studies/social science education.  Criteria for award selection include documented evidence of improving the field, significant scholarly publications, continuing commitment to the field, and continuing commitment to the Social Science Education Consortium.  The award is presented at the annual meeting of the organization. 

Previous winners of the Morrissett award are listed below. 
• 2017   Charlotte Anderson and Lee Anderson (in memory), American Bar Association, Division of              Public Education, Retired
             Charles S. White, Independent Scholar, Retired Associate Professor, Boston University

• 2016   Sharryl H. Davis, Past SSEC President, Retired Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company Executive
             Sherry L. Field, Assistant Dean of Education, University of Texas at Austin
2014    Richard A. Diem, Dean, Honors College, University of Texas at San Antonio
2013   Jean Craven - past president of the National Council for the Social Studies and the SSEC; also              former Social Studies Coordiator of Albuquerque, NM Public Schools
• 2012   Dr. Jane Bernard-Powers, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University
• 2011   Fred Risinger, Retired Coordinator of Social Studies, Indiana University
• 2010   Murry Nelson, Professor Emeritus of American Studies, Pennsylvania State University
• 2009   Charles Mitsakos, Professor Emeritus of Education, Rivier College
• 2008   Mary Hepburn, Retired Civic Educator, University of Georgia
• 2007   Suzanne W. Helburn, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Colorado/Denver
• 2006   Gerald Marker, Emeritus Professor of Education, Indiana University
• 2005   Mary Jane Turner, Retired Civic Educator, Close Up Foundation (posthumous award)
• 2004   Marion J. Rice, Retired Professor of Social Science Education, University of Georgia
• 2003   Irving Morrissett, Executive Director Emeritus, Social Science Education Consortium

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