AERA Names David Hansen as Fellow ☆

On March 3, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced the selection of 31 scholars as AERA Fellows in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.  Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association’s elected governing group.

Three TC faculty members, including David Hansen, Professor of Philosophy & Education, have received this elite Fellows distinction.

Professor Hansen calls his Fellow designation “a major and much appreciated honor” and describes one of the lines of his research that AERA has honored:  “What I have done for the last 20+ years…is work on teaching and teacher education, looking at these practices through a moral and ethical lens.  I’ve done systematic field-based research and a great deal of philosophical research on both teaching and teacher education.”

Professor Hansen also cites his work over the decades on the philosophy of education of John Dewey and the impact of Dewey’s work on educational theory and practice the world over.  He served as the President of the John Dewey Society, a 75-year-old national organization which also has a Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Association.

In addition to this service for the Association, Professor Hansen served as Program Chair for Division B (Curriculum Studies) and has been a reviewer of countless proposals.  He has presented his work at many sessions at the annual meetings of the Association.

“I’m very pleased to receive this acknowledgment for all of that work,” Hansen states.

In announcing the new Fellows, AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine applauded these educational researchers for their substantive and sustaining scholarship. “The Class of 2011 Fellows continues this professional society’s strong commitment to sound and rigorous research on education and learning that serves the public good.”

For the full AERA announcement, click here.

To learn more about the John Dewey Society, click here.