Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award
 
Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award
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2015 Recipient

Andrew C. Porter
University of Pennsylvania

Andrew C. Porter is among the most productive, original, and influential research leaders of our time. He has had a major impact on education research through his scholarship, leadership of research enterprises, mentorship, and national service. He served as dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education from 2007 to 2014. Currently George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, he has directed the Learning Sciences Institute at Vanderbilt University and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research contributions include sophisticated methodological approaches and transformative studies of the content of instruction, student assessment, the quality of teacher professional development, and educational leadership. His impact has extended beyond the academy to policy, practice, and public understanding of some of the most important issues in education today.

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

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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