Review of Research


2019 Award Recipients

Seth A. Parsons
George Mason University

Margaret Vaughn
University of Idaho

Roya Qualls Scales
Western Carolina University

Melissa A. Gallagher
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Allison Ward Parsons
George Mason University

Stephanie G. Davis
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Melissa Pierczynski
Grand Valley State University

Melony Allen
Alamance-Burlington School System

Seth A. Parsons, Margaret Vaughn, Roya Qualls Scales, Melissa A. Gallagher, Allison Ward Parsons, Stephanie G. Davis, Melissa Pierczynski, & Melony Allen. (2018). “Teachers’ Instructional Adaptations: A Research Synthesis.” Review of Educational Research, 88(2), 205–242.

The elements of an outstanding research review include significance of the contribution to advancing knowledge, transparency of the methods, scope of research included in the review, and uniqueness in addressing new or novel bodies of research or integrating distinctive areas. In this article, the authors review the research literature on adaptive teaching. They describe how adaptive teaching is defined and conceptualized in education research from 1975 to 2014, the methods used to study instructional adaptations, and results of these studies. The authors present a model that depicts the complex, cyclical, and multidimensional nature of adaptive teaching, developed on the basis of their research synthesis. The article clearly describes the authors’ procedures for conducting the review and their criteria for evaluating studies that used a variety of methodological approaches. The authors identify unresolved questions and provide suggestions for future research. They also offer thoughtful suggestions for teachers, school leaders, and teacher educators.

Past Recipients

2018 - Katherine Muenks, David B. Miele
2017 - Alfredo J. Artiles
2017 - Sherman Dorn
2017 - Aydin Bal
2016 - Eve Manz
2015 - Jeanne M. Powers
2014 - Michael A. Lawson and Hal A. Lawson
2013 - Odis Johnson Jr.
2012 - David Scott Yeager and Gregory Mariotti Walton
2011 - James G. Ladwig
2010 - Francois Victor Tochon
2009 - Robert E. Slavin and Cynthia Lake
2008 - Tina Seidel and Richard J. Shavelson
2007 - Harris M. Cooper, Jorgianne Civey Robinson, & Erika A. Patall
2006 - Selcuk R. Sirin
2005 - Mark E. Engberg
2004 - Geoffrey T. Borman, Gina M. Hewes, Laura T. Overman, & Shelly Brown
2003 - Mark Windschitl
2002 - Karen M. LaParo & Robert C. Pianta
2001 - John D. Bransford & Daniel L. Schwartz
2000 - Marvin Wideen, Jolie Mayer-Smith & Barbara Moon
1999 - Barbara K. Hofer & Paul R. Pintrich
1998 - Jill Fitzgerald
1997 - Rob Greenwald, Larry Hedges & Richard Laine
1996 - Mark Smylie
1995 - No Award Given
1994 - James A. Banks
1993 - Judith D. Singer, Gary Sykes & John B. Willett
1992 - Susan Klein, David Sadker & Myra Sadker
1991 - Gary L. Anderson
1990 - James W. Stigler & Ruth Barnes
1989 - Mary M. Kennedy
1988 - Thomas A. Romberg & Thomas P. Carpenter
1987 - Carl F. Kaestle
1986 - Richard K. Wagner & Robert J. Sternberg
1985 - Linda Darling-Hammond, Arthur Wise & Sara Pease
1984 - Noreen M. Webb
1983 - Deborah J. Stipek & John R. Weisz
1982 - John W. Thomas
1981 - Robert F. Boruch & Paul M. Wortman
1980 - Cristina Bratt Paulston
1979 - Herman A. Witkin, Carol Moore, Donald R. Goodenough & Patricia W. Cox
1978 - Richard J. Shavelson, Judith L. Hubner & George C. Stanton