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AERA Division B honoring UW-Madison’s Grant with two top awards

April 05, 2016

UW-Madison’s Carl Grant will be receiving two major awards from the American Educational Research Association’s Division B (Curriculum Studies).

Grant is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Division B and also is a co-author of the division’s Outstanding Book Award winner, “Black Intellectual Thought in Education: The Missing Traditions of Anna Julia Cooper, Carter G. Woodson, and Alain LeRoy Locke.”

Carl Grant
Grant is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

Grant has been on the UW-Madison campus for four decades and holds an honorary degree from the University of San Francisco, which he received in 2014.

A former teacher and administrator in the Chicago public schools, Grant is the founder of the area of multicultural education in the United States and remains one of the leading international researchers in that area today. He has spent decades working with teachers and administrators who commit to improving students’ achievement and multicultural education.

His scholarship and research interests focus on: curriculum and pedagogical development in multicultural democratic education for educators; educational policy and practices in urban spaces; and arguments on social justice and human rights in national and international settings.

Black Intellectual Thought in Education“Black Intellectual Thought in Education,” is co-authored by Keffrelyn D. Brown and Anthony L. Brown, both of whom are faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin. Both also earned Ph.D.’s from UW-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Grant will be honored and deliver a speech at Division B’s business meeting on Saturday, April 9. The theme for this year’s Division B meeting is, “Bringing the Light and Passing It On: Radicalizing Love and Invigorating Possibilities.”

This event is part of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting April 8-12 in Washington, D.C.

AERA’s Division B has more than 2,000 members.
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