Social Justice in Education Award


Social Justice in Education Award

2022 Award Recipient  


Tyrone C. Howard
University of California, Los Angeles

The recipient of the 2022 Social Justice in Education Award is Dr. Tyrone C. Howard. Dr. Howard is the Faculty Director for UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools, a member of the National Academy of Education, and a member of the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi whose membership is limited to “60 living educators who have made a significant and lasting impact on the profession.” Dr. Howard has authored and coauthored over 40 peer-reviewed articles, 27 book chapters, and five books, including the best seller “Why race and culture matter in schools: Closing the achievement gap in America’s classroom” (2nd edition) published by Teachers College Press. In addition to training a generation of equity-minded teachers, scholars, and researchers, Dr. Howard’s scholarship on the plight, potential, and resilience of African American male students is essential reading for individuals interested in this topic.

Established in 2004, the Social Justice in Education Award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice. The winner of the award will be invited to give the Social Justice Lecture at the following Annual Meeting. The AERA Social Justice Committee is charged by AERA Council with serving as the selection committee for this award.         

Past Recipients

2021 - Sharon Fries-Britt
2020 - David Stovall
2019 - James L. Moore III
2018 - Sylvia Hurtado
2017 - Estela Mara Bensimon
2016 - Kevin Kumashiro
2015 - Gloria J. Ladson-Billings
2014 - Michael A. Olivas
2013 - Jeannie Oakes
2012 - Daniel G. Solorzano
2011 - William C. Ayers
2010 - Carl A. Grant
2009 - Christine E. Sleeter
2008 - Sonia Nieto
2007 - Gary A. Orfield
2006 - Gwendolyn C. Baker
2005 - Jacqueline J. Irvine
2004 - James A. Banks