The work of one doctoral graduate of education nationwide has been recognized Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) as an exemplary Dissertation in Practice, an alternate to traditional dissertations based upon professional practice programs.
Through Dissertations in Practice and realigning academic programs, CPED is working to better connect scholarly research with current issues in the field of education. The organization’s intent is to encourage individuals and groups to create educational practices that adhere to the CPED understanding of a Dissertation in Practice as a scholarly endeavor that impacts a complex problem of practice (CPED, 2010).
The 2016 CPED Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award winner is:
Dr. Jimmie Walker, Johns Hopkins University for her work entitled: Brain-targeted early childhood beginnings: A case study in India chaired by Dr. Christine Eccles.
In addition, one Honorable Mention was selected:
Dr. Janet Eckerson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her work entitled: Teacher Perspectives on Professional Development Needs for Better Serving Nebraska’s Spanish Heritage Language Learners chaired by Dr. Ted Hamann.
The winner will be recognized at the CPED Convening at Augusta University in Augusta, GA Oct. 24-26th.
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