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Education professor receives national award for distinguished research

Wan honored for decade of research and work
Feb 22, 2010
By Morgan Lyles

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) presented Ohio University Professor of Teacher Education Guofang Wan with the 2010 Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education on Sunday.

The Lindsey Award recognizes an individual whose research over the last decade has made a major impact on the field of teacher education. She accepted the award at the Speaker Spotlight Luncheon during the AACTE?s 62nd annual meeting in Atlanta.

Wan?s research has been translated into practice as curriculum, children?s literature, textbooks for teacher education programs, professional development workshops, and collaboration with local schools and international researchers. Her work has been cited by
researchers both nationally and internationally.

?I'm very honored and humbled,? Wan said. ?I'm deeply grateful to my college for its long-time support.?

Currently, Wan is conducting research involving policy makers, curriculum developers, teacher education program leaders, school administrators and teachers for an upcoming book titled ?Bringing Schools into the 21st Century.?

By conducting research that involves collaboration among several individuals from various fields, she is able to reach a broad audience of professionals within the field of Teacher Education. Her research has impacted public policy, school and college curricula, and national and international teacher education programs.

?For more than 10 years Wan has advocated for media literacy education, conducting research that explores effective strategies to improve the education of diverse student populations in order to better prepare students for the 21st century,? said College of Education Dean Renée Middleton.

In 2009, the National Council of Teachers of English presented Wan with the Media Literacy Award, which is given annually to an individual, team, or department that has implemented and refined exemplary media literacy practices in their school environment.


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Published: Feb 22, 2010 8:00 AM


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