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2008 Wisniewski Award for Teacher Education
Awarded to the John H. Lounsbury College of Education 

The Wisniewski Award is named for Richard Wisniewski, past president and treasurer of The Society of Professors of Education, past president of AACTE (American Association for Colleges for Teacher Education) and former Dean of the College of Education at the University of Tennessee. The purpose of the award is to recognize an institution that has made "singularly significant contributions to the theory and practice of teacher education." This award is awarded annually.  The John H. Lounsbury College of Education received the Wisniewski Award for for Architects of Change--Creating a Culture of Leadership:
Undergraduate Cohort Teacher Education Program. 

Wisniewski Award Recipients

2009

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2009.

2008

Architects of Change, The John H. Lounsbury College of Education, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia

 

2007

Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

 

2006

Institute for Educational Inquiry, Seattle, Washington

 

2005

Southern Maine Partnership, University of Southern Maine

 

2004

Urban Teacher Education Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

2003

Master in Teaching (MIT) Program, Evergreen State University, Olympia, Washington

 

2002

Department of Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

 

2001

Bank Street College of Education, New York

 

2000

Collaborative Teacher Education Program for Urban Communities of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

History of the Society of Professors of Education

John Dewey (1859-1952) of the University of Chicago, Paul Henry Hanus (1855-1941) of Harvard, and Walter B. Jacobs (1861-1932) of Brown University were founding members of the Society in 1902 as were James Earl Russell (1864-1945) and Frank McMurry (1862-1936) of Teachers College, Columbia University, Charles DeGarmo (1849-1934) of Cornell University, and Michael Vincent O'Shea (1866-1932) of the University of Wisconsin.

William Heard Kilpatrick (1871-1965) was also a member of the organization.


Sources:
Armstrong, J. A Brief History of the Society Professors of Education. Professing Education. Retrieved July 15, 2009 from http://profed.brocku.ca/docs/vol4/num2/anum1.htm

Society of Professors of Education website. SPE Awards. Retrieved Jan. 11, 2010 

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