Award for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education
Submission deadline for the award to be presented in St. Louis at the 2014 Annual Meeting is June 1, 2013.
The Association of Teacher Educators announces its twenty-eighth annual competition for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education award. The intent of the award is to encourage, recognize, and promote exemplary doctoral level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. The DDTE recipient receives a monetary award supported through a grant from the ATE Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education. Special recognition is also extended to the professor that directed the dissertation.
Who May Enter?
Any person having completed a doctoral dissertation at an accredited college or university within the past two years.
Criteria for Applicants:
- The dissertation must be directly related to teacher education.
- Authors need not be active members of ATE.
- The research reported must have been completed within the past two years previous to this submission.
- Entries must include name, title, institution, mailing address (including summer address if different), telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
- Entries must include a separate letter of support from the director of the dissertation that clearly states completion of the doctoral degree prior to May 15, 2013.
- A synopsis of the dissertation must be submitted electronically. The synopsis should not exceed 25 double-spaced, type written pages and must be accompanied by a one-page abstract. The author should eliminate all identifiable references to individuals and places that might bias reviewers. The synopsis should be emailed to the address below in Microsoft Word 97-2003 format.
- The deadline for receipt of papers is June 1.
- Each dissertation synopsis will be reviewed by a panel of ATE Research Committee members using the following criteria:
- Definition of the problem or question is stated clearly.
- Rationale for the investigation is persuasive.
- Research approach is adequate/appropriate for the problem and rationale.
- Conclusion(s) or interpretation(s) are grounded in the data.
- Contribution of the study to Teacher Education.
- The recipient of the ATE Distinguished Dissertation Teacher Education Award will be expected to make a presentation on the dissertation and to attend the award ceremonies at the Annual Meeting of ATE in St. Louis, Missouri, in February 2014.
- The recipient must bring thirty (30) copies of a summary (not less than five (5) nor more than fifteen (15) pages) of the dissertation to St. Louis. All further information regarding this award can be obtained from:
Keith L. Tilford, ATE Research Committee - Distinguished Dissertation Award
Campus Box 5330
Normal, IL 61790-5330
Elizabeth A. Wilkins, ATE Research Committee - Distinguished Dissertation Award
Northern Illinois University
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, & Foundations
Graham Hall, Room 415
DeKalb, IL 60115