Scholars And Awards

Each year the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development appoints a Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholar. The scholar is in residence at the Centre during the Fall and Winter terms. During this time the scholar actively participates in CRTED research projects in the area of teacher education, is a regular participant in ongoing research discussions, works closely with faculty and graduate students in proposal writing for funding and is an active member of the CRTED community.

The Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholarship is made possible through the generous support of Dr. Myer Horowitz. Dr. Horowitz is a former Chair of the Department of Elementary Education, Dean of the Faculty of Education and President of the University of Alberta.

The Horowitz Scholar is in residence at the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development, University of Alberta, for a 12-month term of July 1 - June 30. During that term it is their responsibility to actively participate in the Centre research projects and discussions in the area of teacher education. The scholar will also work closely with faculty, staff and graduate students in proposal writing for funding. The qualifications for the Horowitz Scholar include an interest in, and commitment to, teacher education research. They must also have recent experience as practitioners in education settings with research experience at the Masters or Doctoral level.

Applications

This position is not currently open.

Past and Current Horowitz Scholars

  • 2016-2017 Emma Quiles-Fernández, PhD, University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2015-2016 Lynnett Driedger-Enns, PhD, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2012-2014 Andre Glaser, Sao Paulo University
  • 2011-2012 Wei (David) Liu, PhD, Beijing Normal University
  • 2010-2011 Tammy Iftody, PhD
  • 2009-2010 Tammy Iftody, PhD
  • 2008-2009 Dorothy Lichtblau, PhD
  • 2007-2008 Charles Aiden Downey, PhD, Emory University
  • 2006-2007 Lisa Vaselenak, PhD
  • 2004-2006 Yi Li, PhD, Hope Foundation
  • 2003-2004 Lenora Lemay, MEd, Hope Foundation
  • 2000-2003 Pam Steeves, PhD, Adjunt Professor, Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development
  • 1999-2000 Janice Huber, PhD, Professor, University of Regina
  • 1998-1999 Kathy Sanford, PhD, Professor, University of Victoria
  • 1997-1998 Hedy Bach, PhD, University of Alberta
  • 1997-1998 Marni Pearce, PhD, University of Alberta
  • 1995-1997 Joy-Ruth Mickelson, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development

The Background

In late 1994, the Faculty of Education, with the support of Dr. Myer Horowitz, established the Horowitz Institute as a vehicle for professional development activities that would focus on topical policy issues in education.

Several institutes have been held. The inaugural institute "Educational Change in the 1990 - Beyond the Bottom Line" was held in February 1995. This institute dealt with four themes: governance, accountability, program delivery and finance/resources. In November 1995, "School Site Management: Implications for Trusteeship" was held. This institute followed the civic elections that year and was intended for newly elected school trustees. Partners in this institute were Alberta Education and the Alberta School Boards Association. Trustee participants in this institute had the opportunity to examine the changing role of the school trustee in an time when school site management and the increased role of parents were taking on significance. In 1998, "Shaping Tomorrow ? Programming for Special Needs" was held. Key reference points for this two day institute were two task force reports ? "The Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Special Education" (chaired by Dr. Myer Horowitz and prepared for the Alberta Teachers Association) and "In the Balance?Meeting Special Needs Within Public Education" (chaired by Dr. John Paterson and prepared for the Alberta School Boards Association.)

The Horowitz Institute Philosophy

The Horowitz Institute will be a practically oriented learning experience for all involved, and planned and delivered in collaboration with stakeholder groups in the education community. It will focus on topical issues of Alberta education, integrate theory and practice and encourage active involvement of participants.

The Faculty of Education's Centre for Research on Teacher Education and Development (CRTED) has been a leading research centre, both nationally and internationally, since its inception in 1991.

The Myer Horowitz Endowment Fund has been established to honour President Emeritus Dr. Myer Horowitz, who was instrumental in the creation of the Centre. Dr. Horowitz is a leading figure in Canadian teacher education and with his guidance the University of Alberta has become a leader in research in teacher education. This endowment fund will support the work of the Centre on an ongoing basis and will foster new initiatives in research in teacher education, particularly research in pre-service teacher education. The Horowitz Endowment Fund is an investment in the future of teacher education and the future of our children, grandchildren and their children.

Funding priorities within the Myer Horowitz Endowment Fund include:

  • A general fund for CRTED initiatives
  • The Horowitz Teacher Education Research Scholar
  • The CRTED Outstanding Dissertation Award

This scholarship, a $250 cash award, is endowed by friends of Joy Ruth Mickelson, a long time member of the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development community.

The scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding doctoral student in the area of teacher education. The student must be in their first or second year of their doctoral program, involved in research for teacher education, and a participant in the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development (CRTED).

The scholarship will be awarded each year there is a deserving recipient; there may be years when no award is given.

Learn more about Joy Ruth's life and career in the Faculty of Education’s Illuminate magazine.

We are pleased to announce Jinny Menon as the first winner of the Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship.

A celebration to present Ms. Menon with her award was held on Tuesday, November 19th in the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development. We were joined that day by many members of the CRTED community including Joy Ruth and her husband, Dr. Myer Horowitz, and Dean Fern Snart.

We are pleased to announce Nathalie Reid as the second winner of the Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship.

A celebration to present Ms. Reid with her award was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development. The celebration was attended by many members of the CRTED community including Joy Ruth and her husband and Dean Randy Wimmer.

We are pleased to announce Yuanli Chen as the third winner of the Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship.

A celebration to present Ms. Chen with her award was held on Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development.

A lasting legacy in honour of Dr. Mary Young’s wisdom, leadership, and scholarship was established in 2016 through an Endowment. This fund supports a yearly travel award for graduate students in the Faculty.

2016 - awarded to Muna Saleh and Jinny Menon

2017 - awarded to Zahra Kasamali

The University of Alberta has revised its online platform for donations and giving. If you would like to make a donation to the Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship or The Myer Horowitz Endowment, please follow these instructions.

  1. Click here to be taken to the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education Online Donation page (link will open in a new window).
  2. Enter your email at the top of the page, then scroll down to the list of Donation Areas. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the bottom field ("An area not listed").
  3. Scroll down to the list of options. Click the + sign on the top-most line.
  4. Enter the full name of the award or fund in the field that appears, e.g., “Joy Ruth Mickelson Doctoral Student Scholarship”.
  5. Review additional options and provide information where applicable. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Click "Save and Continue", and follow the instructions on the next screen.