Pasternak’s Book Receives Award

Donna PasternakDonna Pasternak, professor of English Education, is receiving the 2018 Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education for her book, “Secondary English Education in the United States” (Bloomsbury, 2018). She is the lead author of the book, which originated from a study of English Education across the United States that was supported through a UWM Research Growth Initiative grant.

The award recognizes an outstanding piece of published research on either the preservice or in-service education of English/language arts teacher development at any educational level, any scope or any setting.

Pasternak and her colleagues will receive the award Nov. 16 in Houston during the English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) luncheon at the National Council of Teachers of English’s annual meeting.

Co-authors include independent scholar, Samantha Caughlan; Professor Heidi Hallman, University of Kansas; Professor Laura Renzi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Dean Leslie Rush, University of Wyoming.

The authors conducted a multi-year study to provide an evaluation of the content, practices and skills being taught to preservice educators in the United States. The researchers were looking for insight into how colleges and universities educate secondary English teachers to identify key areas of teacher education that cross countries and disciplines. It was the first major study on the subject in more than 20 years.

The group members will give a presentation on their research at the convention.

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