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Entries Due Dec. 2 for Teacher Diversity Research Award

The AACTE Diversified Teaching Workforce (DTW) Topical Action Group (TAG) invites nominations by December 2 for the 2017 Teacher Diversity Research Award.

The award recognizes outstanding research and advocacy related to various policies, practices, programs, pedagogies, systems, and/or institutions for the purpose of advancing teacher diversity. The research leadership embodied by the recipient of this award reflects the DTW TAG mission and goals and advances our current understanding of how to diversify our teacher workforce to enhance educational opportunities for all students.

Recipients of this award have published articles or books and/or created professional development services or products that function as tools and resources to help facilitate teacher education programs, leaders, and/or policy makers in strategic planning and project implementation that actualize the goal of creating a diversified teacher workforce in the 21st century. In addition, recipients of this award evidence a service-minded disposition toward addressing teacher diversity in research and practice through their leadership and participation in local community, school, and/or grassroots service efforts.

In recognition and honor of this important work, the recipient of this award will receive a $1,000 honorarium and be invited to give a featured research talk March 1 at our 2017 DTW TAG preconference institute.

In order to nominate someone (self-nominations accepted) for the Teacher Diversity Research Award, e-mail the following documents by December 2 with “Teacher Diversity Research Award” as a subject line to Tim Mahoney at tim.mahoney@millersville.edu:

  • Nomination Letter: Submit one nomination letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the following: (a) the role this nominee plays in advancing the field’s understanding of teacher diversity; (b) how you would categorize the type of work the nominee takes up as well as who benefits the most from the research; and (c) what you think distinguishes this nominee from other researchers who investigate teacher diversity as it relates to preparation, recruitment, retention, induction, and/or professional development through their leadership and service in the field.
  • CV and Research Statement: Submit the nominee’s CV and a brief research statement (maximum 2 pages) addressing the following: (a) how the research program of the nominee addresses teacher diversity in teacher education and schools; (b) how the work advances current understandings of how best to promote and support teacher diversity; (c) what specific recommendations, implications, or cautions the work has for teacher education program leaders and teacher educators; and (d) what types of service or leadership roles the researcher is involved in related to teacher diversity.
  • Additional Documentation: Submit any additional testimonials from colleagues, students, and / or other people who can attest to the impact of the researcher’s work.

To learn more about the DTW TAG or to join the group, visit http://aacte.org/professional-development-and-events/tags/481-diversified-teaching-workforce-recruitment-and-retention.

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Conra D. Gist

University of Arkansas