Society of Professors of Education Book Award

Chair:  Pamela Konkol, Concordia University Chicago

2020 Outstanding Book Awards 

Adesope, O. O., & Rud, A. G. (2019). Contemporary technologies in education: Maximizing student engagement, motivation, and learning. Palgrave Macmillan.

Anderson, G. & Cohen, M. (2018). The new democratic professional: Confronting Markets, Metrics, and Managerialism. Teachers College Press.

DeLeon, A. (2018). Subjectivities, Identities, and Education after Neoliberalism. Rising from the Rubble. Routledge.

deMarrais, K., Brewer, T. J., Herron, B. A., Atkinson, J. C., and Lewis, J. A. (2019). Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance, A Primer for Concerned Educators. Myers Education Press.

Dotts, B. W. (2019). Educational Foundations. Philosophical and Historical Perspectives. Cambridge University Press.

García, D. (2018). Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality. University of California Press.

Greteman, A. (2018). Sexualities and Genders in Education Towards Queer Thriving. Palgrave.

Hughes, S. A. & Pennington, J. (2017). Autoethnography: Process, product and possibility for critical social research. Sage Publications

Love, B. (2019). We Want to Do More Than Survive. Abolistionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. Beacon Press.

Martuesewicz, R. A. (2019). A Pedagogy of Responsibility. Wendell Berry for EcoJustice Education. Routledge.

Michie, G. (2019). Same as it Never Was. Notes on a Teacher’s Return to the Classroom. TCPress

Sameshima P., Maarhuis, P., & Wiebe, S. (2019). Parallaxic praxis: Multimodal interdisciplinary pedagogical research design. Vernon Press.

Smith, D., Caruthers, L., and Fowler, S. (2019). Womanish Black Girls. Women Resisting the Contradictions of Silence and Voice. Myers Education Press.

Tucker-Raymond, E. and Gravel, B. (2019). STEM Literacies in Makerspaces. Implications for Learning, Teaching, and Research. Routledge.

2020 Honorable Mentions 

Carr, Paul R. & Thésée, Gina. (2019). “It’s not education that scares me, it’s the educators…”: Is there still hope for democracy in education, and education for democracy? Myers Education Press.

Iorio, J. M. and Parnell, W. (2017). Meaning Making in Early Childhood Research: Pedagogies and the Personal. Routledge.

Sameshima, P., White, B., & Sinner, A., (Eds.). (2019). Ma: Materiality in teaching and learning. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

2019 Outstanding Book Award

Blair, E. (Ed.). (2018). By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work. Gorham, ME: Myers Education Press.

Bullough, R. V., & Rosenberg, J. R. (2018). Schooling, democracy, and the quest for wisdom: Partnerships and the moral dimension of teaching. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Cochran-Smith, M., et al. (2018). Reclaiming accountability in teacher education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Fitz-Gibbon, J. H. (2017). Corporeal punishment, religion, and United States public schools. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Pivot.

Gershon, W. S. (2017). Curriculum and students in classrooms: Everyday urban education in an era of standardization. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Hinchey, P. H., & Konkol, P. J. (2018). Getting to where we meant to be: Working toward the educational world we imagine/d. Gorham, ME: Myers Education Press.

Jorgensen, C. G. (2017). Discovering John Dewey in the twenty-first century: Dialogues on the present and future of education. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kridel, C. (Ed.). (2018). Becoming an African American progressive educator: Narratives from 1940s Black progressive high schools. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Museum of Education.

McRae, E. G. (2018). Mothers of massive resistance: White women and the politics of white supremacy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Rice, S., & Rud, A. G. (Eds.). (2018). Educational dimensions of school lunch: Critical perspectives. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tienken, C. H. (2017). Defying Standardization: Creating Curriculum for an Uncertain Future.
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Tienken, C. H.  & Mullen, C.A. (Eds.). (2016). Education policy perils: Tackling the tough issuesNew York: Routledge & Kappa Delta Pi.

2019 Honorable Mentions

Dei, G.J.S., & Jaimungal, C. (2018). Indigeneity and decolonial resistance: Alternatives to colonial thinking and practice. Gorham, ME: Myers Education Press.

Gershon, W. S. (2018). Sound curriculum: Sonic studies in educational theory, method, & practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Rankin, J. G. (2018). Sharing your education expertise with the world: Make research resonate and widen your impact. New York, NY: Routledge.

SooHoo, S., Huerta, P., Huerta-Meza, P. M., Bolin, T., & Stockbridge, K. (2018). Let’s chat: Cultivating community university dialogue. Gorham, ME: Myers Education Press.

You, Z., Rud, A. G., & Hu, Y. (2018). The philosophy of Chinese moral education: A history. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

2018 Outstanding Book Award
Casey, Z. A. (2017). A Pedagogy of Anticapitali$t Antiracism Whiteness, Neoliberalism, and Resistance in Education. NY: SUNY Press.
English, A. and Waks, L. (2017). John Dewey’s Democracy and Education: A Centennial Handbook. Cambridge University Press.
Hartlep, N. D., Eckrich, L. L. T., Hensley, B. O. (Eds.). (2017)  The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis

in U. S. Higher Education. Routledge.

Farenga. S. J. and Ness. D. (Eds). (2017). Alternatives to Privatizing Public Education and Curriculum A Festschrift in Honor of Dale D. Johnson. Informa UK Limited.
Gallegos, B. (2017). Postcolonial Indigenous Performances, Coyote Musings on Genizaros, Hybridity, Education, and Slavery? Boston, Sense Publishers.
Schultz, B. (2017). Teaching in the Cracks:  Openings and Opportunities for Student-Centered, Action-Focused Curriculum. Teachers College Press.
Sensoy, O. and DiAngelo, R. (2017). Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education, Second Edition. Teachers College Press.
Tillett, W. (2017). Living the Questions: Dispatches from a Life Already in Progress. Information Age.
Waks, L. (2016). The Evolution and Evaluation of Massive Open Online Courses: MOOCs in Motion (The Cultural and Social Foundations of Education). Palgrave,
Warren, C. (2017). Urban Preparation: Young Black Men Moving from Chicago’s South Side to Success in Higher Education. Harvard University Press.
2018 Honorable Mentions
Boerman-Cornell, B. Kim, J. and Manderino, M. (2017). Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms. Rowman and Littlefield.
Cypres, A. T. (Ed). (2016).  Leadership: Learning, Teaching, and Practice. Information Age.
Rajan, R. (2016). From Backpacks to Broadway.  Children’s Experiences in Musical Theatre. Rowman and Littlefield.
Sameshima, P., Fidyk, A., James, K., and Leggo, C. (Eds). (2017). Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of Place.  Vernon Press.
Mullen, C. (2017). Creativity and Education in China Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability. Routledge.
Sigurdsson. G. (2015). Confucian Propriety and Ritual Learning. SUNY Press.


2017 Outstanding Book Award

Cameron, E., & Russell, C. (2016). The fat pedagogy reader: Challenging weight-based oppression through critical education. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

De Lissovoy, N., Means, A. J. & Saltman, K. (2015). Toward a new common school movement. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

Douglas, T.M.O. (2016). Border-crossing brothas: Black males navigating race, place and complex space. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Hinchey, P.H. (2016). A critical action research reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Jones, S., & Woglom, J. F. (2016). On mutant pedagogies: Seeking justice and drawing change in teacher education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Michael, A. (2015). Raising race questions: Whiteness and inquiry in education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Ng-a-Fook, N., Ibrahim, A., & Reis, G. (2016). Provoking curriculum studies: Strong poetry and the arts of the possible in education. New York, NY: Routledge.

Rice, S., & Rud, A. G. (2016). The educational significance of human and non-human animal interactions: Blurring the species line. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Spring, J. (2015). Economization of education: Human capital, global corporations, skills-based schooling. New York, NY: Routledge.

Wu, J. (2016). Fabricating an educational miracle: Compulsory schooling meets ethnic rural development in Southwest China. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

2017 Honorable Mentions

Matias, C. E. (2016). Feeling white: Whiteness, emotionality, and education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense.

Neal, L. I., Militz-Frielink, S., Moore, A. L., Avila, K., Colompos, M., & Walter, S. (2016). Borders, bras, and battles: A practical guide to mentor undergraduate women to achieve career success. Baltimore, MD: Apprentice House.

Rankin, J. G. (2017). First aid for teacher burnout: How you can find peace and success. New York, NY: Routledge.

Shaker, G. G. (Ed.). (2015). Faculty work and the public good. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Shiller, J. T. (2016). The new reality for suburban schools: How suburban schools are struggling with low-income students and students of color in their schools. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

2016 Outstanding Book Award

Fernandez, A. and Lutz, C. (2015). Schooled: Ordinary, Extraordinary Teaching in an Age of Change. TC Press.

Iorio, J.M. & Parnell, W. (Eds.) (2015). Rethinking Readiness in Early Childhood Education: Implications for Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.

Laura, C. (2014). Being Bad: My Baby Brother and the School to Prison Pipeline. TC Press.

McLaren, P. (2015). Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution. Peter Lang.

Nunez, I., Michie, G., and Konkol, P. (2015) Worth Striking For: Why Education Policy is Every Teacher’s Concern. TC Press

Schubert, W., He, M. F., and Schultz, B. (2015). The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education. SAGE.

Sullivan, S. (2014). Good White People. The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism. SUNY Press

Waks, L. (Ed.) (2015). Listening to Teach: Beyond Didactic Pedagogy. SUNY Press

2016 Honorable Mention

Aviles, A. (2015). From Charity to Equity: Race, Homelessness, and Urban Schools. TCPress.

Gerstl-Pepin, C and Reyes, C. (2015). Reimagining the Public Intellectual in Education. Peter Lang.

Laird, Susan. (2015). Mary Wollstonecraft. Bloomsbury.

Oberg de la Garza, T. Lavigne, A. (2015). Salsa Dancing in Gym Shoes: Exploring Cross-Cultural Missteps in the Classroom.

O’Hara, K.E. [Ed.] (2014) Teacher evaluation: The Charge and the Challenges. Peter Lang. 

2015 Outstanding Book Award

Jean Anyon. Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and a New Social Movement. Routledge.

Alan Block. The Classroom: Encounter and Engagement. Palgrave.

Noah De Lissovoy. Education and Emancipation in the Neoliberal Era. Palgrave.

Sonia Nieto. Why we teach now. New York: Teachers College Press.

Isabel Nunez, Crystal Laura, & Rick Ayers. Diving In: Bill Ayers and the Art of Teaching into the Contradiction. New York: Teachers College Press.

2015 Honorable Mentions

Conra Gist. Preparing Teachers of Color to Teach. Palgrave.

Kate Phillippo.  Advisory in Urban High Schools: A Study of Expanded Teacher Roles. Palgrave.

2014 Outstanding Book Award
Robert Lake and Tricia Kress, Paulo Freire’s Intellectual Roots: Towards Historicity in Praxis
Philip Atbach, Gregory Androushchak, Liz Reisberg, and Maria Yudkevich, The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession: The BRICs and the United States
Kerry T. Burch, Democratic Transformations: Eight Conflicts in the Negotiation of American Identity
Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools
Simone Weil Davis and Barbara Sherr Roswell,  Turning Teaching Inside Out: A Pedagogy of Transformation for Community- Based Education
Melissa Valiska Gregory, Teaching Excellence in Higher Education
Daisaku Ikeda, America Will Be!: Conversations on Hope, Freedom, and Democracy
James C. Jupp, Becoming Teachers of Inner-City Students: Life Histories and Teacher Stories of Committed White Teachers
John Kuhn, Fear and Learning in America: Bad Data, Good Teachers, and the Attack on Public Education
Alexander J. Means, Schooling in the Age of Austerity: Urban Education and the Struggle for Democratic Life
Richard D. Osguthorpe and Matthew N. Sanger, The Moral Work of Teaching and Teacher Education: Preparing and Supporting Practitioners
Micah Uetricht, Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity


2013 Outstanding Book Award


Kerry Burch, Democratic Transformations: Eight Conflicts in the Negotiation of American Identity (Bloomsbury)


Peter Cookson, Jr., Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools (TC Press)

2012 Inaugural Winners

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Rud, A. G., & Garrison, Jim (eds). (2012). Teaching with reverence: Reviving an ancient virtue for today’s schools. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Zhao, Y. (2012).   World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press 

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Breault, D. A. & Callejo Perez, D. M. (2012). The Red Light in the Ivory Tower: Contexts and Implications of Entrepreneurial Education, Peter Lang.


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Michie, G. (2012). We Don’t Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope and Possibility in the Age of High-Stakes Schooling. Teachers College Press.

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Cameron, J. (2012). Canaries reflect on the mine: Dropouts’ stories of schooling. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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Schultz, B. D. (Ed.). (2011). Listening to and learning from students. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 


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Ramirez, L.G., Flores, Y., Gamboa, M., Gonzalez, I., Perez, V., Ramirez-Castaneda, M., & Vital, C. (2011). Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago. University of Illinois Press.