Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award
 
Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award
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2016 Recipient

Michelene T. H. Chi
Arizona State University

Dr. Michelene (Micki) T. H. Chi, Dorothy Bray Endowed Professor of Science and Teaching at Arizona State University, is an internationally renowned cognitive scientist and one of the founding figures of the modern learning sciences. She has published in leading journals in cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, child development, and educational psychology, among other areas. Her scholarship has created a unique and influential line of theory and research that has spanned nearly 40 years. Dr. Chi’s groundbreaking work has changed the way we think about how children develop and use knowledge, through the development of a comprehensive theory of instruction, major empirical findings, and seminal implications for educational practice.

This award is given to honor a meritorious contributor to educational research; its purpose is to publicize, motivate, encourage, and suggest models for educational research at its best.             

From 1964 through 1973 the award was given jointly with Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and was known as the AERA-PDK Awards. After 1974 AERA took sole responsibility for making the selection. 

Past Recipients

2015 - Andrew C. Porter
2014 - Douglas Fuchs
2014 - Lynn S. Fuchs
2014 - Adam Gamoran
2013 - Alan H. Schoenfeld
2012 - Guadalupe Valdés

2011 - Catherine Snow
2010 - P. David Pearson
2009 - Linda Darling-Hammond
2008 - David Wolcott Johnson
2007 - Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin
2006 - Stephen W. Raudenbush
2005 - Gene V. Glass
2004 - Lorrie A. Shepard
2003 - Anthony S. Bryk
2002 - Shirley Brice Heath
2001 - Robert LeVine
2000 - Edmund Gordon
1999 - David K. Cohen
1998 - John Ogbu
1997 - Robert Linn
1996 - David C. Berliner
1995 - Maxine Greene
1994 - Richard C. Anderson
1993 - John I. Goodlad
1992 - David Tyack
1991 - Ann L. Brown
1990 - Lauren Resnick
1989 - Lee S. Shulman
1988 - N. L. Gage
1987 - Michael Cole
1986 - Courtney B. Cazden
1985 - Jerome S. Bruner
1984 - Eleanor Maccoby
1983 - Anne Anastasi
1982 - Jeanne S. Chall
1981 - Donald T. Campbell
1980 - Julian C. Stanley
1979 - John Bissell Carroll
1978 - B. F. Skinner
1977 - Lee J. Cronbach
1976 - Robert Glaser
1975 - Urie Bronfenbrenner
1974 - James S. Coleman
1973 - Robert J. Havighurst
1972 - Robert M. Gagne
1971 - Patrick Suppes
1970 - Benjamin S. Bloom
1969 - Lawrence A. Cremin
1968 - Jean Piaget & Barbel Inhelder
1967 - E. F. Lindquist
1966 - T. R. McConnell
1965 - Ralph W. Tyler
1964 - Arthur I. Gates
           

   




 
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