Awards
Awards
 
2019 - 2020 Div K Award Winners
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Outstanding Dissertation Award 

Winner: Josephine H. Pham,

The Multi-faceted Nature of Racially Transformative Practices: Bringing to Light the Invisibilized Labor and Leadership of Teachers of Color

California State University Fullerton

Committee

Chair: David Stroupe, Michigan State University 

Travis Bristol, University of California Berkeley

Julie Cohen, University of Virginia 

Justin Coles, Fordham University 

Katie Payne, University of Texas 

Enrique Suarez, University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Maria Zavala, San Francisco State University 


Early Career Award 

Winner - Gholnecsar Muhammad, Georgia State University

Committee

Chair: Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College Columbia University 

Darrell Hucks, Keene State College

Felicia Mensah, Teachers College Columbia University

Justin Coles, Fordham University 

Keisha McIntosh Allen, University of Maryland Baltimore

Iesha Jackson, University of Las Vegas Nevada

Shamari K. Reid, Teachers College Columbia University


Mid-Career Award 

Winner: Cheryl Matias, University of Colorado Denver

Committee

Chair: Shirley Steinberg, University of Calgary

Sherick Hughes University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 

Patrick Jenlink  Stephen F Austin State University 

Judith. Dunkerly-Bean Old Dominion University  

Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University 

Kevin O’Connor Mount Royal University 


Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education

Deborah Bieler, University of Delaware 

The Power of Teacher Talk: Promoting Equity and Retention through Student Interactions, Teachers College Press

Co-Chairs: H. Richard Milner IV, Vanderbilt University, Kavita Kapadia Matkso, Northwestern University 

Emery Petchauer, Michigan State University 

Bettie Butler, University of North Carolina Charlotte 

Hilary Conklin, DePaul University

Robert Lee, University of Central Missouri


Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teacher Education

Winner: Rochelle Gutierrez, University of Illinois

Chair: Marcelle Haddix, Syracuse University

Janice L. Anderson, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Jamy Stillman., University of Colorado-Boulder

Rita Kohli , University of California Riverside

Tanya Maloney, Montclair State University

Melissa Wetzel, University of Texas Austin


Legacy Award

Winner: Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University

Co-Chairs: Jo-Ann Archibald, University of British Columbia, Okhee Lee, New York University

Alfredo Artiles, Arizona State University

George Bunch, University of California Santa Cruz 

Cory Buxton, Oregon State University

Angus Macfarlane, University of Canterbury

Valerie Shirley, University of Arizona

 

 
 
2020 - 2021 Awards
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Division K – 2021 Teaching and Teacher Education Awards

Call for Nominations

*Nomination Materials Due December 1, 2020*

AERA Division K aims to recognize the teaching and teacher education scholarship of Division members who are addressing persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. While the six individual awards committees will focus on their respective areas of emphasis, each will also take into account the Division’s overarching call for attention to current issues related to the profession and to the current state of research on teaching and teacher education, including cutting edge and critical studies. To this end, each committee will offer special consideration to award submissions that hold promise for improving teaching and teacher education policy and practice in the following areas: strengthening, deepening and further developing the knowledge and research base for teaching and teacher education; providing rigorous and educative clinical experiences; providing rigorous and educative professional development experiences; preparing and supporting teachers to serve students with diverse ability, racial, cultural and linguistic backgrounds; supporting teachers to understand and apply theoretical and empirical perspectives on teaching and learning; articulating well-designed, evidence-based pedagogical practices in teacher education; addressing the most important social justice issues of our times; and developing and implementing new approaches for assessing and evaluating teachers’ practices in pre-service and in-service settings. Committees will consider the potential of nominees’ work to advance the profession of teaching and the practice of teacher education.

Please consider submitting nominations so as a Division we can highlight the truly innovative, critical, and important work of our colleagues. All nominees and nominators must be current members of AERA’s Division K. We will not accept self-nominations. Below are the descriptions, evaluative criteria, and required nomination materials for each award. Please note all nomination materials must be submitted to the relevant committee chair(s) by Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Per AERA’s Code of Conduct all awardees are expected to uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and research integrity as set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics. All nominators are asked to attest to the fact that they have no knowledge of conduct that would preclude a nominee from being honored as an AERA awardee. 

For general questions, please contact Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Division K Vice President, at dorothea.anagnostopoulos@uconn.edu .

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Chair: Elizabeth van Es, University of California, Irvine

This award recognizes a dissertation of exemplary conceptual, methodological, analytic, and writing quality on a topic of key significance in teaching and teacher education. For this year’s award, dissertations completed between August 1, 2019 and August 1, 2020 may be nominated. A dissertation may be submitted for consideration only once and can be nominated for an award within only one division or SIG of AERA.

Dissertations employing any theoretical and methodological orientation may be nominated as long as they make a significant contribution to teaching and teacher education. In addition to reflecting the highest of standards of methodological rigor, nominated dissertations should focus on issues that are currently crucial to the field, including teacher and teaching quality and innovative means for documenting and assessing the processes and outcomes of teaching, teacher education, induction, and/or professional development. Special consideration will be given to dissertations that generate insights which hold promise for advancing educational equity. The committee will also consider the strength of a dissertation as it relates to the overarching Division K call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. (For more details on these particular issues, see the overarching call above.)

Nomination materials for the Outstanding Dissertation Award must include the following:

  • Nominating letter: a one-page letter from a member of the dissertation committee providing a brief overview of the dissertation and its significant contributions. Please include a statement that attests to your knowledge of no conduct by the nominee that does not meet the standards set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics, including with respect to nondiscrimination, non-exploitation, and harassment.;
  • A title sheet showing the dissertation title, awarding institution, members of the dissertation committee, date of completion of the degree, and nominee’s current contact information;
  • The table of contents of the dissertation;
  • A summary of the dissertation written in an accepted publication format (such as APA) not exceeding 7500 words in 12-point font, exclusive of title page, references, and appendices and without author identification.

All nomination materials must be received no later than December 1,2020, and should be sent electronically with the subject line “Division K Outstanding Dissertation Award Submission” to the chair, Elizabeth van Es at evanes@uci.edu.

Early Career Award

Chair: Kimberly White Smith, University of LaVerne

This award, made to a researcher in the first stages of the research career (degrees awarded during or after the 2011-2012 academic year), recognizes a significant program of research on important problems of theory and/or practice that focus on teachers, teaching, and/or teacher education. Recipients of this award must be engaged in inquiry that extends a significant line of research, addresses an issue that has been neglected in the field, fills a gap in current knowledge, or raises significant questions about extant knowledge. In addition, awardees should be engaged in studying problems or questions that are timely and that contribute to current policy debates or dilemmas of practice. The scholar’s body of work must be characterized by intellectual innovation and creativity, methodological rigor, momentum and coherence, and must show potential to contribute significantly to scholarship in the field. In addition to criteria outlined here, the Early Career Award committee will also consider the strength of nominees’ submitted works as they relate to the overarching Division K call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. (For more details on these particular issues, see the overarching call above.)

Nomination materials for the Early Career Award must include the following:

  • Nominating letter: a letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and fit for the award. Please include a statement that attests to your knowledge of no conduct by the nominee that does not meet the standards set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics, including with respect to nondiscrimination, non-exploitation, and harassment;
  • Curriculum vitae: nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
  • Scholarly publications: two (2) representative scholarly publications;
  • Letter of support: one (1) additional letter of support from an individual familiar with the nominee’s contributions to scholarship in teaching or teacher education. The letter should address how the research demonstrates qualities detailed in the paragraph above as well as in the overarching call for Division K award nominations.

All nomination materials must be received no later than December 1,2020, and should be sent electronically with the subject line “Division K Early Career Award Submission” to the chair, Kimberly White-Smith, kwhite-smith@laverne.edu

 

Mid-Career Award

Chair: Corey Drake, Michigan State University

The purpose of this award is to honor an outstanding researcher in the second stage of his or her research career (i.e., between ten and fifteen years beyond the granting of the doctoral degree). It is designed to recognize a significant program of research on important issues in teaching or teacher education.

Examples of work that will be considered for selection include research and scholarship that illustrate how students learn a concept in a particular content area; generate insights into the role of culture, socioeconomic status, language background, religion, sexual orientation and/or ability in the learning and/or teaching process; capture the role of various factors or experiences in the careers of teachers such as mentoring, collaborating with others, conducting action research or participating in an inquiry group; advance equity in schooling or teacher education practices; show innovation and rigor in methodology; and/or illustrate how families/communities can become partners with teachers in educating their children. Qualities of work submitted will be evaluated according to how the researcher’s trajectory demonstrates beneficial aims and outcomes; how the body of work advances knowledge about teaching or teacher education; how the researcher’s corpus demonstrates contribution to the well-being of students, teacher candidates, teachers, teacher educators, or families/communities; and the scholarly robustness of the work.

The noted contribution may be the result of a single research project or the accumulation of projects that have shaped thinking and/or practices in teaching and teacher education. In addition to criteria outlined here, the committee will also consider the strength of nominees’ submitted works as they relate to the overarching Division K call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. (For more details on these particular issues, see the overarching call above.)

Nomination Materials for the Mid-Career Award must include the following:

  • Nominating letter: a letter describing the nominee’s qualifications and fit for the award. Please include a statement that attests to your knowledge of no conduct by the nominee that does not meet the standards set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics, including with respect to nondiscrimination, non-exploitation, and harassment;
  • Curriculum vitae: nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
  • Scholarly publications: two (2) representative scholarly publications;
  • Letter of Support: one (1) additional letter of support from an individual familiar with the nominee’s contributions to scholarship in teaching or teacher education. The letter should address how the research demonstrates qualities detailed in the paragraph above as well as in the overarching call for Division K award nominations.

All nomination materials must be received no later than December 1, 2020, and should be sent electronically with the subject line “Division K Mid-Career Award Submission” to the chair, Corey Drake at cdrake@msu.edu.

 

Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teaching and Teacher Education

Chair: Mayida Zaal, Montclair State University

The purpose of this award is to recognize research that demonstrates innovation in addressing issues of equity and social justice in teaching and/or teacher education. Nominees may be individuals or a small collaborative group whose innovative research offers an expanded vision of theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, partnership models, or practices in teaching and/or teacher education that is focused on equity and social justice. The innovative contribution may be the result of a single research project or the accumulation of projects and must have been published in peer-reviewed publications.

The value and importance of the innovation will be evaluated in light of its: (1) focus on equity and social justice; (2) significance to research in teaching and teacher education; and (3) contribution to policy and practice. Additionally, the committee will consider the strength of nominees’ submitted works as they relate to the overarching Division K call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. (For more details on these particular issues, see the overarching call above.)

Nomination Materials for the Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teacher Education Award must include the following:

  • Nominating letter: a letter highlighting the innovation’s qualities in light of the award criteria. Please include a statement that attests to your knowledge of no conduct by the nominee(s) that does not meet the standards set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics, including with respect to nondiscrimination, non-exploitation, and harassment;
  • Curriculum vitae: nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae;
  • Scholarly publications: two (2) representative scholarly publications;
  • Letter of support: one (1) additional letter of support from an individual familiar with the nominee’s contributions to scholarship in equity and social justice in teaching and teacher education. The letter should address how the innovation fulfills the award criteria

All nomination materials must be received no later than December 1, 2020, and should be sent electronically with the subject line “Division K Innovations in Research on Equity and Social Justice Award Submission” to the award chair, Mayida Zaal at zaalm@montclair.edu.

 

Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education

Co-Chairs: Maria Teresa Tatto, Arizona State University & Peter Youngs, University of Virginia

This award recognizes the significant contribution to teaching and teacher education scholarship represented by a journal article or book published between January 2019 and September 2020. Special consideration will be given to nominated articles or books that advance equity, generate insights that hold promise for ensuring the preparation of teachers who are equipped to serve all students, bring new methods to bear on the study of teaching and/or teacher education, reflect the highest standards of methodological rigor, and/or capture in groundbreaking ways the processes and outcomes of teaching and/or teacher education practice. In addition to criteria outlined here, the Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Award committee will also consider the strength of nominees’ submitted works as they relate to the overarching Division K call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. (For more details on these particular issues, see the overarching call above.)

Nomination materials for the Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Award must include:

  • Nominating letter: a letter describing the merits of the research publication. Please include a statement that attests to your knowledge of no conduct by the nominee(s) that does not meet the standards set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics, including with respect to nondiscrimination, non-exploitation, and harassment;
  • Nominated publication: copy of nominated article.If nominating a book, please request that the book publisher mail 8 copies of the nominated book to one of the award committee co-chairs by the deadline below. Please email the co-chairs to arrange for this.;
  • Curriculum vitae: nominee’s most recent curriculum vitae

All nomination materials must be received no later than December 1, 2020, and should be sent electronically with the subject line “Division K Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education Award Submission” to the co-chairs: Maria Teresa Tatto at Maria.Tatto@asu.edu and Peter Youngs at pay2n@virginia.edu.

 

Legacy Award

Chair: Francisco Rios, Western Washington University

Division K Legacy Award recognizes senior members of Division K who have made significant and exemplary contributions to the field of teaching and teacher education through their research, teaching and professional service. Special consideration will be given to contributions that reflect the purposes and goals of Division K: (1) to advance knowledge about teaching and teacher education; (2) to encourage scholarly inquiry related to teaching and teacher education, and; (3) to promote the use of research to improve teaching and teacher education to serve the public good. Recipients will be recognized at and in the proceedings of the annual Division K Business meeting and featured on the Legacy Award Hall of Fame page of the Division's website. In addition, a donation will be given to the recipient's university to support graduate student travel to present at an AERA Annual Meeting. Priority will be given to emeriti and newly deceased members so that their contributions can be honored in a timely and worthy fashion.

Any nominee must meet at least three of the following seven criteria: (1) has played an active and long-standing role in the work of Division K; (2) is highly respected and has been recognized by others (nationally and internationally) as a leader in the field of teaching and teacher education who has contributed to the public debate on critical issues related to teaching and teacher education; (3) has actively promoted the use of research to improve teaching and teacher education serving the public good; (4) has conducted original, and innovative research that has been widely accessible to other researchers and practitioners and has had a major impact on teaching and teacher education; (5) has a distinguished record of teaching in the field of teaching and teacher education, as evidenced by the receipt of teaching awards, and commendations from students, or the equivalent; (6) has played an active role in the preparation of high-quality and innovative materials for teaching and teacher education; (7) has supported others—in particular new and younger scholars—to further their research and teaching in the field through mentoring, collaborative research and professional development opportunities, and other similar activities, both in Division K and in other similar professional/academic venues. In addition to these seven criteria, the Legacy Award Committee will also consider the strength of nominees’ submitted works as they relate to the overarching Division K call for focused attention on persistent issues of urgent concern to the field. (For more details on these particular issues, see the overarching call above.)

Nomination materials for the Legacy Award must include the following:

  • Nominating letter: a letter describing how the nominee exemplifies the criteria described above. Please include a statement that attests to your knowledge of no conduct by the nominee that does not meet the standards set forth in the AERA Code of Ethics, including with respect to nondiscrimination, non-exploitation, and harassment;
  • Curriculum vitae: nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • Letter of support: one letter of support from an individual familiar with the nominee’s contributions to the field of teaching and teacher education through their research, teaching and professional service. The letter should address how the nominee fulfills the award criteria
  • Sample publications: 2-3 representative scholarly publications.

All nomination materials must be received no later than December 1, 2020, and should be sent electronically with the subject line “Division K Legacy Award Submission” to the chair, Francisco Rios at riosf@wwu.edu.

 

 
 
Division K Legacy Award Winners
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2020

Linda Darling Hammond

2019

Arnetha Ball, Jo-Ann Archibald

2018

Marilyn Cochran-Smith

2017

Walter Doyle, Sharon Feiman Nemser

2016

Etta R. Hollins

2015

D. Jean Clandinin

2014

Susan E. Noffke

 
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