Jeanne Tunks to Receive AERA SIG's Teacher-Researcher Award

The Professional Development School Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced that Dr. Jeanne Tunks is recipient of the 2012 Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award. She is being recognized for the collaborative study titled Are Corrections Worth It? Action Research in Action. According to the announcement, her study was chosen because of "evidence of ongoing ownership in the research by both P-12 and university collaborators, its impact on student outcomes and/or teacher professional development, and its potential for a sustained program of research and inquiry." 

The SIG describes the award in the following way: "The Claudia A. Balach Teacher Researcher Award honors the true spirit of school-university collaboration by supporting research conducted by school district personnel and mentored by university researchers. Such collaborative research fulfills the mission and vision of the SIG toward establishing understanding within the wider educational research community about the work and impacts of professional development schools."