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AACTE to Present Outstanding Dissertation Award to Amanda R. Morales of Kansas State University

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(Feb. 18, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will present Amanda R. Morales with its 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award. Morales was selected for her study of factors of resiliency, persistence and racial uplift among nontraditional, Latina, English language learners in teacher education. The award, which recognizes excellence in doctoral dissertation research that contributes to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation, will be presented March 2 at AACTE’s 65th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Morales is one of two recipients of the award for 2013.