CIERA Researcher Honored with NRC's Edward Fry Award
12/17/2001 - CIERA researcher Susan Florio-Ruane has been recognized by the National Reading Conference with its esteemed Edward B. Fry Award, for her new book Teacher education and the cultural imagination: Autobiography, conversation, and narrative (2001). The Fry Award is given annually to a current NRC member whose monograph or edited volume most effectively advances knowledge about literacy, while displaying a spirit of responsible intellectual risk-taking.
Dr. Florio-Ruane is Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, as well as a CIERA researcher and our MSU site coordinator. She has published her work in a wide range of professional journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, the Elementary School Journal, the International Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, and English Education. She also recently authored the inaugural entry on the anthropological study of classrooms and schools for the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of Education, and is a contributing author of Literature Works, a literature-based language arts/reading series for children (grades K-6) published by Silver, Burdett and Ginn. The book for which she was awarded the Fry honors, Teacher education and the cultural imagination, is published and distributed by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
The award was presented at the annual meetings of the National Reading Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on December 7, 2001. CIERA is pleased to congratulate Dr. Florio-Ruane on this latest accomplishment in her distinguished career.