This award, established in 2004, honors and carries on the work of Professor John Chorlton Manning. The award is intended to encourage and support the improvement of public education by recognizing the importance of integrating teacher preparation, professional development, and related research with the work of public schools, classrooms, teachers, and students.
The IRA John Chorlton Manning Public School Service Award is open to college- and university-based teacher educators with a record of effective preparation of reading teachers and graduate students. Professors of reading education who have demonstrated their commitment to public education and who spend significant time working with public school teachers and their students in classrooms demonstrating effective approaches and techniques shown to improve reading instruction are eligible.
Submission Deadline is November 15, 2013.