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ERIC Number: ED471574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Awards for Teaching Excellence: Intentions and Realities.
Dinham, Steve; Scott, Catherine
Two samples of recipients of teaching awards were surveyed in 2002. The first comprised educators from early childhood, primary, secondary, TAFE, and universities who had received inaugural New South Wales (Australia) Minister for Education and Training and Australian College of Educators Quality Teaching Awards in 2001. The second sample comprised educators from the United States who had received a variety of awards for exemplary teaching, ranging from local to national and from primary to university over several decades. Both samples were asked to respond to a series of open-ended questions exploring the personal and professional consequences of receiving a teaching award, views on the selection process and criteria employed, and how others had reacted to their award. Opinions of awards for teaching were also canvassed. The parallel studies revealed both intended and unintended outcomes arising from receipt of an award for exemplary or outstanding teaching practice. The e-mail survey and questions for teaching award recipients are appended. (Contains 9 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia