Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education
The award(s) for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education has been established to recognize and encourage outstanding investigations influencing teacher education and/or student learning. This award is also intended to emphasize the Association's concern for excellence in teacher education. The Association of Teacher Educators presents this award(s) in anticipation that such recognition will stimulate research to: (1) further the development of teacher education; (2) disseminate related information nationally and internationally; and (3) expand the knowledge base relative to teacher education.
Submission of Papers
- Any person involved in research in teacher education in college or university, public or private schools, or other educational agencies may enter. Authors need not be active members of ATE. Applicant must include name, title, institution, mailing address (including summer address if different), phone, fax, and email.
- The topic of the research paper must be related to teacher education.
- Reports of research that have been published or accepted for publication in refereed journals within the last two years, are encouraged. Other research papers of comparable quality prepared within the last two ears may also be submitted.
- Entries must not exceed thirty (30) double-spaced, typewritten pages. Entries should be Word documents attached to an email sent to the address below.
- All entries must be postmarked no later than June 1. Entries should be submitted to:
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
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- Co-Chair: Wanda Lastrapes
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
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Criteria for Evaluation
All entries are evaluated by a Review Panel representing the ATE Research Committee. Each entry is evaluated on 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.
Usually, two (2) awards are made. However, the Review Panel has the discretion to select fewer papers if the quality is deemed to be insufficient. The award(s) will be presented at the ATE Annual Meeting in February. The winner(s) are expected to attend the Annual Meeting and make presentations about their winning submissions, and to attend the Awards Banquet.