Call for Entries: AACTE Book, Dissertation Awards for 2015

AACTE is now accepting online nominations or applications for its 2015 Writing and Research Awards, with the following submission deadlines:

Outstanding Book Award: Nominations due June 17

Outstanding Dissertation Award: Applications due August 14

Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article Award: Nominations from editors due October 1

The Outstanding Book Award recognizes books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. Eligibility requirements include a publication date within the past 2 years (July 2012–June 2014) and a letter of nomination from a faculty member at an AACTE member institution (who is not an author or editor of the volume); see the call for entries for other requirements.

The Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes excellence in research for a doctoral dissertation (or its equivalent) that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. For this award, applicants must submit a 10-page narrative answering a series of questions about the dissertation, along with a letter of support from the dissertation adviser/chair. Dissertations with a completion date between January 2013 and June 2014 are eligible for consideration; see the call for entries for other requirements.

The Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Award recognizes exemplary scholarship published in the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE) in the area of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. The journal’s editors at Penn State University will nominate articles from the 2014 volume of the journal (Vol. 65) to be considered for the 2015 award.

Entries for all three Writing and Research Awards will be reviewed by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in November, and winners will be announced publicly in February 2015. Official recognition and presentation of all AACTE awards will occur during the 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held February 27–March 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The call for entries for AACTE’s Best Practice and Professional Achievement Awards will be available by June 2. Meanwhile, contact me with any questions about the Writing and Research Awards or Lucy Berrier with any general awards questions.

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