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James Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor in the University of Delaware School of Education, is the recipient of the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education.

The Lindsey Award recognizes distinguished achievement in research – by an individual or team of individuals – over the last decade that has had a major impact on the field of educator preparation.

Hiebert has worked relentlessly with his colleagues to improve the curriculum and instructional practices for preparing prospective teachers to teach mathematics.

“His work provides a model for how education faculty can design programs that have a positive impact not only on teacher education candidates’ learning but also on the learning of their students, when they begin teaching,” said Carol Vukelich, dean, UD’s College of Education and Human Development. “This is exactly the kind of work our field needs.”

In addition to his research contributions, Hiebert is known for his service work, including serving on editorial boards, awards committees, and professional organizations as well as one-on-one interactions with students. In 2014, he received the University’s Outstanding Doctoral Student Advising Award.

Read more about Hiebert’s award in UDaily.