Dr Chang Wen-Chia wins 2020 AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Dr Chang Wen-Chia wins 2020 AACTE Outstanding Book Award

Date
Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Dr Chang Wen-Chia wins 2020 AACTE Outstanding Book Award

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) recently announced the nine authors of the book, Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education, as winners of the 2020 AACTE Outstanding Book Award.

Dr. Chang Wen-Chia, a post-doctoral fellow at the Policy, Curriculum, and Leadership Academic Group of National Institute Education in Singapore, is among the authors who were recognized formally with the award at the AACTE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in early March. The book, published by Teachers College Press in 2018, provides the field of teacher education with a paradigm-shifting take on accountability, an issue that is central to the theory, policy, and practice of teacher education. The book’s insights and arguments are supported by rigorous scholarship regarding the historical, sociopolitical, and policy contexts of teacher education accountability. The authors created an eight-dimensional framework to critically examine the current dominant accountability paradigm, to deconstruct four influential accountability initiatives, and finally, to envision a new paradigm of democratic accountability. The AACTE Outstanding Book Award seeks to honor publications that not only are well-written but offer a fresh lens on current assumptions or practices, reorient thinking in the field, and show potential for significant impact on policy or practice in educator preparation.