Call for Entries: 2018 AACTE Outstanding Book Award

AACTE is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Book Award. Nominations must be made through the AACTE online submission system by May 16.

The Outstanding Book Award, overseen by the AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination, recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. 

Here are our most recent winners:

2019  Mary Dilworth, Millennial Teachers of Color (Harvard Education Press)    

2018  Marcelle Haddix, Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers Like Me (Routledge & NCTE)

2017    Eva Zygmunt and Patricia Clark, Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice (Teachers College Press)

Books with a publication date since July 2017 will be considered for the 2020 award. Additionally, the work must

  • Directly address educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation
  • Contain originality of thought in critical analyses of particular assumptions or practices, or outline proposals that reorient thinking in educator preparation
  • Demonstrate high-quality scholarship in an area relevant to educator preparation
  • Show potential for significant impact on policy or practice in educator preparation
  • Demonstrate clear and effective writing

Download the full Call for Entries (PDF) for other requirements.

The Committee will read and discuss the nominations beginning in June, and applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in November. The award-winning book and its author/editor(s) will receive special recognition at AACTE’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, February 28 – March 1, 2020.

Please contact me at with questions about the Writing and Research Awards or any general awards questions.

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