Donald W. Oliver, staff member of the Laboratory for Research in Instruction at the Graduate School of Education, has been promoted to associate professor of Education.
Oliver completed last year a five-year study of high school social science curricula. He will direct Harvard's new Social Studies Curriculum Center, which will work with teachers from Concord, Lexington, and Newton, Mass., and with Harvard graduate students to develop social studies courses emphasizing a critical approach to contemporary national issues.
Oliver received the A.B. degree from Amherst College in 1950 and the Master of Arts in Teaching in 1951 and Ed. D. in 1956 from Harvard.