Call for Entries: AACTE’s Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award and James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award
AACTE recognizes exemplary research, writing and practices in educator preparation through its Awards Program. The two leading research and writing awards elevate an outstanding book and dissertation in the field. The Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award recognizes a published book that offers new perspectives and solutions, and centers equity in education and educator preparation, so it’s only fitting that this award is named after renowned scholar, Gloria J. Ladson-Billings. Her work has shaped the field in many ways, and her research in cultural pedagogy and equity in educator and student instruction, including critical race theory, has transcended beyond educator preparation.
To be considered for the Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Outstanding Book Award, book entries must meet the following criteria:
- Directly address educator preparation or teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation.
- Contain originality of thought in critical analyses of assumptions or practices, or outline proposals that reorient research and practice 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.
The James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award features an emerging scholar and leader in the field whose dissertation has made a significant original contribution to address the challenges facing educator preparation. This award is named after a scholarly giant in the history of American education, James D. Anderson, whose scholarship has shaped the nation’s understanding of the educational history, experiences and contributions of Black Americans and the impact of Jim Crow, desegregation and legislative actions on the education of Black Americans.
The winner of the James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Nominees must have earned their doctorate since January 1, 2022, and meet the following criteria:
- Authors must have successfully defended their dissertation by the award submission date.
- The dissertation must make a significant original contribution to the knowledge about or practice of educator preparation and must address educator preparation issues, practices, or policies.
- The dissertation must be effectively organized, present a logically developed position, and provide evidence to support the conclusions drawn.
- An individual may submit only one entry each year.
- Authors need not be from AACTE member institutions.
Learn more about the submission requirements and previous awardees for these two awards and submit your nomination today. The submission deadlines are as follows: Gloria J. Ladson-Billings Award is June 9, 2023, James D. Anderson Outstanding Dissertation Award is July 28, 2023. Award winners will be recognized at AACTE’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Aurora/Denver, CO, February 16-18, 2024.
For more information, please contact Weadé James, vice president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.